HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju, who had tendered his resignation to protest against the Union Cabinet`s decision to create a separate state of Telangana, on Wednesday attended an official engagement here along with top officials of his Ministry, ending a long spell of absence.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s indication of a Cabinet reshuffle has ensued an intense lobbying within the Congress party with leaders vying to seek ministerial berths in the last year of the UPA government.
In what may be construed as an indication of the pecking order in the UPA government after Pranab Mukherjee’s exit, PM Manmohan Singh has designated Defence Minister AK Antony as the No 2 in his cabinet.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, who had earlier
come under severe criticism from the Supreme Court for
interdicting police action against a Congress MLA in
Maharashtra, came under further attack from an apex court