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The allegations against Dayanidhi Maran further tarnished the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which has been battered by a second telecoms scandal and other high-profile corruption cases.

Dayanidhi Maran told Singh he would resign after the Central Bureau of Investigation said it was investigating accusations he used his authority when he was telecommunications minister to coerce a telecom company owner to sell to a Malaysia-based corporation, according to the Press Trust of India news agency and television news channels.

Muthu Kumar, a spokesman in the prime minister’s office, declined to discuss the contents of Maran’s meeting with the prime minister.

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