Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal and 14 others, including former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, were Wednesday summoned as accused by a Special court in the Jharkhand's Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation scam case.
Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, ex-Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and 12 others were on Wednesday chargesheeted by CBI in connection with Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation scam case.
The Supreme Court Monday reserved its verdict on a plea by NGO Common Cause seeking SIT probe into alleged scuttling of investigations into some coal scam cases at the instance of then CBI director Ranjit Sinha.
Targeting the previous UPA government on the coal scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said coal blocks, whose earlier allocation had raised questions even against the then PM, had now fetched over Rs 2 lakh crore from auction of just 20 of them.
Terming the recent Rs 2-lakh crore coal auction as a major success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the previous UPA government should explain where did the money go when it had allocated 204 mines.
In a relief to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the trial court order summoning him as accused in a case pertaining to grant of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha in 2005 to Aditya Birla group company Hindalco.
Union Minister Hansraj Ahir, who was a whistleblower in the coal scam, on Monday said he did not think that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was personally involved in it but the fact that scandal happened under his rule could not be overlooked.
In line with the continuing show of support from various wings of the Congress party over a court summon to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a coal block allocation scam case, an NSUI delegation today met him and said that he is being "falsely implicated".
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday alleged that the Congress high command did not allow former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to go for auction route on coal blocks and that he was now paying for the "sins" of his party.
RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday strongly defended former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was summoned by a court in the coal block allocation scam case and charged the BJP with "causing danger to his life" by "harassing" him.