PM rejects Chidambaram's resignation offer

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New Delhi, Apr 9: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has rejected Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's resignation offer over the Tuesday, Apr 6 Dantewada Maoist massacre.

“The Home Minister gave it (his resignation) in writing the day before yesterday (Wednesday, Apr 7). The Prime Minister rejected it," a PMO spokesman informed on Friday, Apr 9.

The news on the resignation offer hit the headlines on the same day the Home Minister took full responsibility for the Maoist attack which claimed lives of 76 CRPF jawans.

Speaking at a CRPF function on Friday, Apr 9, P Chidambaram said, “I have been asked directly or indirectly where the buck stops for what happened in Dantewada. I have no hesitation saying the buck stops at my desk."

“I accept full responsibility for what happened in Dantewada. Immediately on my return from Chhattisgarh, I called on the Prime Minister and gave it in writing that I accept full responsibility for what happened and I think I will stop there," he added.

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