Virbhadra Singh resigns

Virbhadra-Singh resignNew Delhi (Agencies) : Virbhadra Singh, Union Minister on Tuesday resigned in the wake of a Shimla court framing corruption charges against him.

Mr. Singh, a former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, quit on moral grounds after being slapped with charges of conspiracy and corruption in a 23-year-old case.

The 78-year-old Union Minister for Small, Micro and Medium Industries handed over his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

He had met Congress president Sonia Gandhi last evening and had dismissed as “concocted” the evidence against him in the infamous CD case.

“The evidence is concocted. The CD has not been authenticated. They have not compared my voice,” he had said.

Asked about the resignation, AICC general secretary in-charge for Himachal Pradesh Birender Singh said the party had not asked him to resign and if anything has been done, it would have been done on his own by the Minister.

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