Telecom portfolio not to be given to anyone till Par session

The Telecom portfolio, which was held by DMK`s A Raja, is unlikely to be handed over to anyone before the end of the current session of Parliament on December 13.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2010, 14:24 PM IST

New Delhi: The Telecom portfolio, which was held by DMK`s A Raja, is unlikely to be handed over to anyone before the end of the current session of Parliament on December 13.
This indication was given today by highly placed government sources who said no reshuffle would take place till Parliament is in session.

"This will not happen till the session ends," a source said when asked who would be given Telecom portfolio after Raja`s resignation last night.

After the resignation is formally accepted, the portfolio will remain with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Raja was forced to quit last night in the face of strong demands by the opposition for alleged scam in 2G spectrum allocation.

PTI