NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought the immediate resignation of Home Minister P. Chidambaram.
"If the government has any standards left, they should ask the resignation of Chidambaram immediately," BJP leader Balbir Punj told reporters here.
"Prime minister should ask for Chidambaram's resignation immediately and, if he refuses, he should be sacked," he said.
He was talking to reporters after the Supreme Court ordered cancelling of 122 licenses granted to telecom companies during the tenure of former communications minister A. Raja. This was an order on a plea from Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy.
Another petition by Swamy is with a trial court, seeking investigation in the role of Chidambaram, who was finance minister at the time of 2G spectrum allocation. The apex court has left the matter to the trial court, ading that the CBI is free to investigate if it chooses to do so.