New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday said it is an irony that one of the most honest politicians and one of the most honest corporate leaders will be questioned by the CBI in the coal blocks allocation scam and added that probably top honesty is their crime.
"What an irony! One of the most honest Politician and one of the most honest Corporate Leader to be questioned by CBI!," Singh tweeted.
"Their Crime? Probably Top Honesty! I am sure they would prove their innocence on every platform," he added.
The Congress general secretary's observation came a day after former prime minister Manmohan Singh was summoned in the coal blocks allocation scam.
Earlier on Wednesday, a special court in Delhi summoned the former prime minister, former coal secretary PC Parakh, industrialist Kumar Manglam Birla and three others in the coal blocks allocation case.
The court summoned them for offences of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act. They have all been asked to appear in court on the April 8.
Extremely upset with the summons, the former prime minister had yesterday said that he is open to legal scrutiny and truth will prevail in the matter.
The case pertains to allocation of Talabira II coal block in Odisha to M/s Hindalco in 2005, when the then prime minister was holding the coal portfolio.