Congress steer clears of demands for Puducherry LG's resignation
New Delhi: With Puducherry Lt Governor
Iqbal Singh landing in a fresh controversy, Congress on Wednesday continued to steer clear of demands for his resignation.
"Congress party has nothing to do with this matter. We
are not responsible for what a constitutional functionary
does," said party spokesperson Jayanti Natrajan.
She was replying to questions on the continuance of
the Lt Governor, a former Congressman, who is under ED scanner
for alleged links to suspected money launderer Hasan Ali Khan.
Singh was caught in a fresh controversy
over the administration's in-principle clearance for a medical
college to be set up by a trust reportedly linked to him.
The controversy broke out over reports that some
members of the South Educational Trust, which plans to set up
a medical college at Karaikal, were from Singh's family and
due procedures had not been followed.
The new controversy has erupted even as the Prime
Minister's Office gave its nod to the Enforcement Directorate
to question Singh for his suspected links with Khan, a stud
farm owner, facing charges of money laundering and tax