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PC rejects resignation demand

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, June 7 � Home Minister P Chidambaram today ruled out his resignation in the wake of Madras High Court decision in the election petition against him saying the verdict was not a setback for him but for his rival, reports PTI.

He ridiculed the demand for his resignation by BJP President Nitin Gadkari and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha saying he was astonished by their �monumental ignorance�.

Reacting to the demands of the opponents, he said those who make the demand for his resignation �do not have criminal case, do not have charges and have not been questioned under Criminal Procedure Code�.

�I am astonished by the monumental ignorance displayed by certain political leaders. This is an election petition. There are 111 election petitions filed against members of 15th Lok Sabha,� Chidambaram told PTI.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today declined Chidambaram�s plea for dismissal of the election petition against him by the losing AIADMK candidate R S Rajakannappan in Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu in 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

But the court struck down two paras in Rajakannappan�s petition containing allegations against returning officer, government and bank officials.

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PC rejects resignation demand

NEW DELHI, June 7 � Home Minister P Chidambaram today ruled out his resignation in the wake of Madras High Court decision in the election petition against him saying the verdict was not a setback for him but for his rival, reports PTI.

He ridiculed the demand for his resignation by BJP President Nitin Gadkari and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha saying he was astonished by their �monumental ignorance�.

Reacting to the demands of the opponents, he said those who make the demand for his resignation �do not have criminal case, do not have charges and have not been questioned under Criminal Procedure Code�.

�I am astonished by the monumental ignorance displayed by certain political leaders. This is an election petition. There are 111 election petitions filed against members of 15th Lok Sabha,� Chidambaram told PTI.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today declined Chidambaram�s plea for dismissal of the election petition against him by the losing AIADMK candidate R S Rajakannappan in Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu in 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

But the court struck down two paras in Rajakannappan�s petition containing allegations against returning officer, government and bank officials.