Singh's son, whose name also figured in the Volcker report for his involvement in illegal payoffs, blamed the Congress for what he called mishandling the episode and charged that some intellectuals in the party were after his father. Singh said he was innocent in the Volcker issue and no charges had been made against him. I do not wish to be the excuse for the opposition to stall the functioning of Parliament. Hence, I have decided to resign from the Union Cabinet, despite the fact that I have not violated any law in letter or in spirit," Singh said. However, Singh submitted his resignation before the arrival of the prime minister."Parliament continues to be stalled and important legislative business which has a significant bearing on India's future and the welfare non-standard bearing of our people is being held up.."Parliament and my party Congress are above individuals.
This is most unfortunate," Singh said. Singh, a diplomat turned politician who was removed from the foreign ministry after the Volcker controversy sparked a political turmoil in India, met the ruling Congress party President Sonia Gandhi for the second time in 24 hours, before announcing household appliances bearing his resignation from the federal Cabinet. After Singh's first meeting with Gandhi on Monday, the Congress announced he communicated to her he would submit his resignation to the prime minister Wednesday. 7 (UPI) -- Indian minister Natwar Singh Wednesday announced his resignation from the federal government after being linked to the Iraq's oil-for-food program.NEW DELHI, Dec