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Updated: September 1, 2012 13:49 IST

Congress’ double standards in coal scam exposed: Ananth Kumar

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BJP national secretary Ananth Kumar File Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar
BJP national secretary Ananth Kumar File Photo: C. Ratheesh Kumar

‘Manmohan directly responsible for irregularities in coal blocks allocation’

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reiterated its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his alleged role in the coal blocks allocation and a judicial inquiry by a sitting Supreme Court judge.

The party’s national secretary Ananth Kumar alleged here on Friday that the issue had exposed the double standards of the Prime Minister, the Congress and the UPA Chairperson. They had sought the resignations of A. Raja and Dayanidhi Maran of their coalition partner, DMK, when the 2G Specturm scam broke out and were using a different yardstick when it came to themselves, he said.

“How can there be a fair probe even by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when the accused leader, the Prime Minister, is influential enough to tamper with the evidences. Mr. Singh is directly responsible for the irregularities in coal blocks allocation and he must go to allow an independent inquiry”, the BJP leader said addressing a press conference here.

On not allowing a debate in Parliament on the issue, Mr. Ananth Kumar said it was an issue of corruption and the Congress had nothing to talk except to justify or cover up its misdeed.

The BJP was ready to take the blame of stalling Parliament, as it did in case of 2G, and save Rs. 1.56 lakh-crore to the nation as the government had fixed base price of Rs. 14,000 crore each for re-auction of nine licences, even at the cost of Rs. 25 crore loss for Parliament session, he asserted.

Mr. Ananth Kumar stated that the worth of coal in 142 blocks allotted irregularly by the Prime Minister in the capacity of Coal Minister was a whopping Rs. 51 lakh-crore and the BJP was committed to carrying out the fight in and outside Parliament to save the nation’s wealth by intensifying the agitation from September 8.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says that people has given UPA 5 years
mandate to rule the country. People have not given him and his UPA to
rule for 5 years for committing continuous scandals like 2 G scams and
Coalgate scams. People have not given him mandate for the terror
attacks to be continued then and here killing people frequently in
this country during his regime. People have not given him mandate to
allow the price of essential commodities to go rocket high and allow
the inflation to go up and make the people suffer. After making
Kashmir Pundits to live as refugees in our own country, Manmohan Singh
Government having allowed East Bengal Muslims to enter our country as
illegal immigrants for vote bank politics, have brought now our own
Assam residents to be refugees again like Kashmir Pundits. Does he
need 5 years mandate for his this evil deeds? Why should he be allowed
to continue in power ? Why should people give him 5 years mandate ?

from:  K. Sanckar
Posted on: Sep 1, 2012 at 10:57 IST
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