Rao's finance minister survives pounds 1bn scandal
Saturday 01 January 1994
The governing Congress Party received another boost on Thursday when a faction of a small left-leaning party merged with it, giving Mr Rao a two-seat majority in the 528-member lower house of parliament. Mr Singh offered to step down after an all-party parliamentary investigation criticised the finance ministry for failing to anticipate and check the securities scandal.
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