Bansal likely to quit

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) There was little hope of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal continuing in the cabinet after the Congress leadership decided he should go, party sources said Friday.

Bansal, under a cloud after his nephew was arrested by the CBI for accepting a bribe of Rs.90 lakh for getting a plum Railway Board post to a senior official, is believed to have been asked by the Congress leadership to step down, the sources said.

The indication that Bansal’s fate was sealed came Friday when Congress spokesperson Bhakta Charan Das told reporters: “We will not tolerate if anybody is found mired in corruption.”

Amid intense speculation over Bansal’s fate Congress chief Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his official residence in the evening.

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