BJP rejects demand for resignations

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Monday rejected Congress demands for the resignation of a BJP minister and other leaders embroiled in charges of corruption and wrongdoing.

“The question of resignation does not arise. No one has done anything illegal or immoral,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told the media after an all-party meeting here.

“There is no question of accepting any ultimatum from anybody,” he added, in clear reference to demands from the Congress that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh should go if the government desired a smooth parliament session that begins on Tuesday.

“Nobody can dictate terms to parliament. Parliament is sovereign,” Naidu said. “We are ready to discuss issues that the opposition wants to raise.”

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