CPI-M demands Chidambaram’s resignation

New Delhi, September 30: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday demanded the resignation of Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the wake of the controversial finance ministry note on the 2G spectrum allocation.

Addressing reporters after a two-day politburo meet, party general secretary Prakash Karat said ‘the finance ministry matter is not closed’.

Mukherjee had Thursday said the note from his ministry on the 2G scam did not reflect his views and it was a background paper. Chidambaram had then said that the matter was closed.

Said Karat: ‘The issue is very much alive. Chidambaram has to take responsibility for his action. The politburo demands that he resigns from the union cabinet.’

The finance ministry note says that the airwaves could have been auctioned in 2008 if Chidambaram, who was then the finance minister, had ‘stuck to his stand’.

The politburo in its two-day meet discussed current political developments, including price rise and the 2G spectrum scam.