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Apr 26, 2013 at 02:25pm IST

Coal scam: Sonia Gandhi backs Ashwani Kumar at Cong core group meet

New Delhi: The Congress core group met a short while back to discuss the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) affidavit on coal block allocation scam report with its allies and backed Law Minister Ashwani Kumar.

Kumar told the core group his job was to look at the legal points in the draft and that he had done nothing wrong. Allies said the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be the next target since the affidavit said the draft was shown to the Joint secretary in Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The affidavit also says the final status report was not shared with any govt official. Congress President Sonia Gandhi was against the Law Minister's resignation and said opposition demands need not be take seriously.

Coal scam: Sonia backs Kumar at core group meet

The Law Minister told the core group his job was to look at the legal points in the draft and that he had done nothing wrong.

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