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Commission nailed me unnecessarily: Tytler

August 18, 2005 16:31 IST

Jagdish Tytler told Lok Sabha on Thursday that the Nanavati Commission, which probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots had 'dragged my name unnecessarily'.

He said that his 'unconditional' resignation as Union minister was to avoid any embarrassment to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. In a statement on the causes of his resignation, he said that his conscience guided him to put in his papers as "due to the present, prevalent, political compulsions and the vociferous representations".

"All these allegations have no meaning till Justice Nanavati's report came under consideration, which has basically not found anything against me, but for reasons best known to the Commission, the Commission found it fit to drag may name, unnecessarily. "And if I may say so, dubiously, merely to give credence to baseless and vile accusations, arranged by my adversaries", he said.

Akali Dal members led by S S Dhindsa objected to Tytler being allowed to make the statement and when Speaker Somnath Chatterjee overruled their objections, they staged a walkout raising slogans against Tytler.

The entire National Democratic Alliance walked out when Tytler was reading the statement alleging that the former minister was attacking the commission.

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