New Delhi: Targeting Bahujan Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has demanded the resignation of UP Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekher.

The Congress demand comes in the wake of the questions raised by the Supreme Court on appointment of Shashank Shekhar as Cabinet secretary despite not being from an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or Public Service Commission (PCS) background.

Considered extremely close to the BSP supremo Mayawati, Shashank Shekhar has acted as BSP spokesperson on several occasions. It is for this reason that several party leaders including Digvijay Singh have been raising objection on his position as Cabinet secretary from long time.

JPN/Bureau