Take corrective measures to reverse losses: BJP on CAG report

Congress should spell out the corrective measures that are to be taken to reverse the loss caused by the "illegal" allocation of coal blocks, BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya said.

Lucknow: Congress should spell out the corrective measures that are to be taken to reverse the loss caused by the "illegal" allocation of coal blocks, BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya said on Saturday.

"Maximum of the coal blocks which were given have not started functioning. The government should take legal advice and take corrective measures. As per our information Rupees three lakh crore could be saved," the BJP leader said.
He said that as far as issue of Delhi airport was concerned land was given in an "illegal manner" and the decision should be reviewed.

The national secretary said that a meeting of the `expose corruption committee` of UP was held in which discussion was held on the status of corruption cases of Mayawati regime.

"The SP government has completed 150 days in the office and it should bring a status report before the people that what action has been taken against those involved in corruption," he said.

He demanded that Akhilesh Yadav government should issue the status report on September 15, the day it would complete six months in the office.

Three CAG reports on coal, power and aviation were tabled in the Rajya Sabha yesterday. The report on coal blocks allocations puts the presumptive loss at Rs 1.86 lakh crore.

Meanwhile in Shimla, Himachal BJP demanded resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on moral grounds.

"It (alleged irregularities pointed out in CAG report in the allocation of coal blocks between 2006 and 2009) is the biggest scam of the century under the patronage of UPA government headed by Manmohan Singh and he must resign on moral grounds," state BJP spokesman Ashok Kapatia said.

"Prime Minister is directly responsible...And must resign," he said, adding that BJP would stage statewide rallies on August 21 to press for Singh`s resignation.

PTI