Srinagar: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah today said there was no need for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign just on BJP’s demand.
Abdullah was responding to a query regarding BJP’s demand of PM’s resignation over the CAG report on allocation of coal blocks.
“Who are they to demand his (Singh’s) resignation? Have they put him there?” Abdullah said, noting that the demand for PM’s resignation was absurd as the opposition parties had not given the mandate to him.
“Why should the PM step down? Does every PM step down just because the opposition wants it,” the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy said on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar.
Abdullah said the PM has always said he was ready to respond to all the questions regarding the CAG report, but the opposition was “not willing for a debate” over the issue.
He also said the ongoing stand-off in the Parliament over the issue will have no impact as “the nation will continue to move forward”.