Demand for PC's resignation unacceptable: Vasan

Chennai: Defending Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Shipping Minister GK Vasan on Saturday said his cabinet colleague had no role in the allocation of spectrum and hence there was no justification in BJP-led NDA's demand for his resignation over the 2G scam.

"The demand is totally unacceptable and stalling Parliament on this is totally unwarranted," he told agency here.

Asserting that Chidambaram had no role in allocation of spectrum, he said there was no question of his resignation. "Hence there is no question of his resignation," Vasan said.

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and Law Minister Salman Khurshid had already explained the government's stand on the issue, he said.

"People are not prepared to buy the theory of BJP and its allies that Chidambaram was involved in the scam," he said.

BJP has stepped up its demand for resignation of Chidambaram after a Delhi court recently allowed Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy to depose as a witness and lead further evidence in support of his private complaint against him.