PM should take responsibility of Coal-allocation scam, has to resign demanded BJP
New Delhi, 30th October 2013:
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been put under scanner as he is alleged with the charge of letting the corruption prevailed through Coal-allocation scam during his ruling period, BJP said. The prominent party in opposition (BJP) claimed that the administration was in the hands of PM Manmohan Singh when the Coal Scam was occurring and thus, his consent was essential to execute the scam.
“Today a surprising development has taken place where in a bizarre instance an FIR has been lodged against the officer who suggested that the auction route should be adopted in coal block allocations and even prepared a Cabinet note on it,” reported the BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar.
Sieging the current PM of India under severe charges, BJP MP blamed that Manmohan Singh’s wish was to allot coal blocks arbitrarily; hence, he endorsed the decision of coal-blocks allocation to Mr. Birla’s enterprise and Hindalco showing undue favour, those took charge of two coal blocks in Odisha in 2005, since he was having direct charge of the Coal Ministry in his hands during that period.
The men caught in controversy of coal scandal ‘Mr. Birla’ and ‘Mr. Parakh’ clearly denied the allegations and the latter Coal secretary told that the PM should be held as ‘Accused no. 1’ in case CBI would find any conspiracy of aiding Mr. Birla. CBI, in its FIR, had avoided the direct mention of the PM in the same case but clearly raised fingers over the ‘competent authority’ as the same authority had given approval to assign the mining rights to Mr. Birla which was an illicit act.
The apex court of India will undergo the examination of the CBI’s investigation on 29h of this month. Reliable sources have confirmed that the allegation against Mr. Birla and Mr. Parakh was the latest development in the submission of report from CBI to the Supreme Court. The foregone court is looking into the CBI’s investigation of how and why the rights of coal mining were subscribed to the private firms at throwaway prices. Fraud had also been done by the national auditor worth Rs, 1.86 crore. The investigating agency ‘CBI’ revealed in its report that no transparency was considered to be kept as the mining rights were imparted without bidding procedure, mostly to the enterprises those gave fake evidences about their finances and technical qualifications.
Annoyed Opposition, especially BJP, demanded resignation of PM Manmohan Singh since the Coal Ministry had informed the PM for some years ago while carrying on scrutiny which mentioned that the FIR had put Mr. Birla under suspicion to be a culprit in Coal Scam and hence, PM must be accountable for that scandal.