New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday remained
non-committal on the issue of action against Union Minister
Vilasrao Deshmukh in the wake of the Supreme Court`s sharp
rebuke to him for his interference in shielding a Congress
MLA`s family from money-lending complaints by poor farmers
when he was the Maharashtra Chief Minister.
"Right now, we have not applied our mind. We are in the
thick of preparations for the Congress plenary," highly-placed
Congress sources said when asked whether Deshmukh could
attract action in the wake of some hard-hitting observations
by the apex court.
The court said the action of Deshmukh, now the Union
Industries Minister, was condemnable as he acted beyond "all
legal norms" for "political consideration" despite Vidharbha
region having the dubious distinction of the largest number of