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Congress suspends Natwar Singh

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | August 09, 2006 00:12 IST

The Congress has decided to suspend former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh from the party's primary membership.

Natwar was indicted in the United Nations' corrupt oil-for-food scam.

The disciplinary committee of the Congress, which met under the leadership of former Kerala chief minister A K Antony in New Delhi, has also sent him a show cause notice asking him to explain why he shouldn't be expelled.

The party also asked him to explain why he moved a privilege motion in Rajya Sabha against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee, AICC Treasurer Motilal Vora and Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde also attended the meeting.

With UNI inputs


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