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Ashwani: Resignation does not imply wrongdoing
Law Minister Ashwani Kumar who was forced to step down yesterday, claimed that he quit to end an "unnecessary" controversy. Ashwani maintained that...
Law Minister Ashwani Kumar who was forced to step down yesterday, claimed that he quit to end an "unnecessary" controversy. Ashwani maintained that the Supreme Court had made no adverse comments against him in the case of vetting a CBI graft probe report. Making a brief statement to reporters, he said resignation does not imply "wrongdoing". "I have yesterday tendered my resignation to the honourable Prime Minister while thanking him for giving me the opportunity to be a part of his team. "I have done so to put an end to an unnecessary controversy in a matter which is before the honourable Supreme Court and in which no adverse comments have been made against me in any manner whatsoever. My conscience remains clear and I believe that I will stand vindicated because divine justice ordains that truth and justice will prevail," Kumar said in a statement. He also said certain political decisions are considered necessary and he did what the Prime Minister and the party high command thought was appropriate. Kumar however remainedA unapologeticA over his actions saying "they do not, by any stretch of imagination, imply any wrongdoing."