PM rejects Oppn demand for PC resignation

United Nations: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today rejected the Opposition demand for the resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram over the 2G issue and made it clear he will defend all his Cabinet colleagues.

Ahead of his meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New York tomorrow, Singh also said there is nothing "unusual" in the demand of the Opposition and asserted there is no question of him getting bothered about this.

"The business of the Opposition is to oppose and to depose the government in power, so this is nothing unsual they are doing," he told reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly(UNGA) session which he addressed this morning.

Singh was asked to comment on the strident demand of the Opposition for Chidambaram`s resignation in the light of the Finance Ministry`s 2G note to the Prime Minister`s office(PMO) submitted to the Supreme Court early this week.