PM should be questioned on Coalgate if need be: Kiran Bedi

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 21:37

Zee Media Bureau/Manisha Singh

New Delhi: Former police officer, Kiran Bedi said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister was a trustee and he had to live upto the trust reposed in him.

Bedia tweeted today – "PM is a trustee! He and his office have only one choice! Continue to live upto trust reposed! Breach of it makes them legally accountable!"

She also said that the Manmohan Singh should be questioned over the issue of allocation of coal blocks if there was a need for it.

"FIR empowers investigating agencies to summon, examine, recover evidence, record statements and decide further course of action in each case," she tweeted.

"Should the PM be questioned on Coalgate? Yes, if evidence indicates and needs substantiation! Higher the office, higher the responsibility and accountability," she further tweeted.

The CBI today wrote to Prime Minister`s Office seeking all the records related to allocation of coal block to Hindalco. The investigating agency also filed a status report before the Supreme Court. In the status report the CBI has informed the court about the case registered by it against Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh.

The Opposition, especially the BJP, has been repeatedly saying that Manmohan Singh should be held accountable for the allocations made during his tenure as coal minister.



First Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 21:37

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