New Delhi: Clearly adopting a wait-and-watch approach, Congress on Wednesday gave no indication on the future of two of its senior Union Ministers Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Kumar Bansal.
Pressure on the party to act against Kumar, embroiled in a controversy over his vetting of CBI's draft report on coal scam to the Supreme Court, may have eased somewhat with the minister escaping any stinging remarks by the Apex Court during Wednesday's hearing in the matter.
Abrupt adjournment of Parliament would also have diluted the heat on the two ministers whose resignation was demanded by the Opposition which paralyzed both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
The talk in party circles is that the leadership does not want to repeat an Ashok Chavan-like situation this time.
Chavan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was removed abruptly after the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Later, there was a view that Congress took a hasty decision in the matter and Chavan "unnecessarily became a sacrificial lamb".
At the party press briefing, party spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary also said it was time to ‘wait’ as far as a decision on Ashwani Kumar is concerned.
"I respect the fact that the Prime Minister has categorically stated that he is aware of the full facts of the case and that he will find a solution. I think we should wait," Chowdhary told reporters.


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