Coalgate: Congress hits back; blames states, BJP

The government on Wednesday hit out at the BJP for not allowing a debate in Parliament on the issue.

Zeenews Bureau

Lucknow: Launching a scathing attack on the opposition in the wake of coalgate controversy, the government on Wednesday hit out at the Bhartiya Janata Party for not allowing a debate in Parliament on the issue.

Speaking at a press conference in Lucknow, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said that the Opposition was trying to defame the government.

Slamming the BJP, Digvijay said that the government was ready for a debate over the coal blocks allocation issue, but the BJP didn’t let the debate take place as it feared the truth would come out.

Launching a counter-attack, Digvijay questioned how BJP chief Nitin Gadkari’s aide, named Ajay Sancheti, got coal block in a single bidding.

Speaking at the same press conference, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad echoed similar tone when he attacked the opposition for raising hue and cry over the coal blocks allocation.

Azad claimed that the BJP’s main agenda was to slander the UPA as it is worried that it would get wiped out in elections.

Questioning BJP’s demand for PM’s resignation, Azad said that the CAG report does not mention anywhere that the Prime Minister was directly involved.

He further said that the state government was responsible for the allocations of the coal blocks.