Chandigarh: Maintaining that he was innocent, beleaguered former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was forced to resign in the wake of arrest of his nephew on bribery charge, said "nothing will come out from this case".

"I am not associated with the case.... I assure you (party workers) that nothing will come out from this case," the Congress leader, who is now back home rallying support apparently with an eye on next Lok Sabha elections, said at a meeting with local party leaders at his private residence.

"Only I can say is that I am innocent," he said while seeking support of party workers. "I repeatedly maintain that I am innocent," he told reporters during the meeting.

Bansal, who returned to his home town on Saturday night for the first time after the arrest of his nephew Vijay Singla for allegedly accepting Rs 90 lakh in bribe from a railway board official to fix a plum post for him, convened a meeting of local party level office bearers and activists.

(Agencies)

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