Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar Resigned.
Union law minister Ashwani Kumar on May 10, 2013 resigned from his post from Union Cabinet. Ashwani Kumar was under fire from the opposition after the Supreme Court of India came down heavily on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allowing the law ministry to vet the draft of CBI probe report on Coalgate.
The Law Minister has been accused by the Opposition of trying shield the PM. The coal scam is particularly sensitive for the government as the Prime Minister held the coal portfolio for a portion of the period in which coal block alllocations are being investigated.