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Natwar unlikely to be asked to step down

December 02, 2005 22:16 IST

Union Minister K Natwar Singh, who faces fresh opposition heat following allegations in Iraqi oil payoff scam, is unlikely to be asked to step down merely on the basis of the allegations.

Highly placed sources said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to wait for the report of Justice R S Pathak Inquiry Authority on Volcker Committee findings.

The sources said Dr Singh is of the view that he cannot ask any ministerial colleague to step down on the basis of mere allegations or unverified references.

Asked about the charges levelled by India's Ambassador to Croatia, Aniel Mathrani that Natwar Singh was given oil vouchers by Saddam Hussein regime, the sources said the Inquiry Authority will probe this.

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Sub: Nat@war

Let's face it guys. Does it really make a difference whether Natwar will step down or step up! How many allegations have our great politicians ...

Posted by Neo

Sub: Natwar may not be asked to resign

This further goes to show the depths of depravity that the UPA govt sunk and the utter contempt it has for the people. Is there ...

Posted by labrea

Sub: Natwar Singh is a crook

I am appalled that the Congress is not taking action against such a low level crook as Natwar Singh.

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