Coal scam: Will PM explain all 14 FIRs filed by CBI, quizzes BJP
The BJP has come out with its comments asking the PM Manmohan Singh whether he will explain all the FIRs registered by the CBI in the coal scam case, reports said Sunday.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After the Prime Minister’s Office issued statements refuting any wrongdoing in allocation of Talabira coal blocks in Odisha to Hindalco, the BJP has come out with its comments asking the PM Manmohan Singh whether he will explain all the FIRs registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the coal scam case, reports said Sunday.
BJP spokesperson told reporters that it was the first time that the Prime Minister had come up with its explanation over the coal blocks allocation after the CBI’s FIR against industrialist KM Birla and former Coal Secy CP Parakh had prompted a slew of comments.
“Can the nation now expect that he will explain all the allocations mentioned in all the 14 FIRs lodged till date?” said Javadekar.
The latest FIR filed by the CBI named KM Birla and CP Parakh over the allocation of Talabira –II and Talabira-III coal blocks to Kumar Mangalam Birla’s Hindalco.
Reacting to the FIR, CP Parakh demanded that even the PM should be named the third conspirator in the case as he was the one to take the final decision.
However, the PMO rejected any irregularity involved in the allocation of the coal blocks, issuing a statement according to which the allocation of the coal blocks was appropriate.
The PMO statement said, “The Prime Minister is satisfied that the final decision taken in this regard was entirely appropriate and is based on the merits of the case placed before him.”