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I will not resign, says Vilasrao Deshmukh

December 16, 2010 15:17 IST

Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday dismissed the Opposition's demand for his resignation in the wake of the Supreme Court rebuking him for abusing his position as Maharashtra chief minister.

"These are political things. I cannot expect anything positive from my opponents", Deshmukh said when asked about the demand from the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena that he quit in the wake of the court's observations against him.

The Union minister for heavy industries said that he has asked for a certified copy of the Supreme Court judgement.

While the Shiv Sena had demanded the resignation of Deshmukh as Union minister in the wake of the apex court's observations, the Congress has so far remained non-committal on the issue.

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday pulled up Deshmukh for preventing the police from registering a criminal case against a Congress legislator's money-lender father and imposed a staggering Rs 10 lakh fine on the state government.

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