CBI will soon send a judicial request to Malaysia seeking information about a firm with which one of the accused Indian companies had shown a tie-up to bag a coal block in Chhattisgarh.
The BJP spokesperson maintained that as per the Comptroller and Auditor General, 2004 is the benchmark for the new developments in coal mining.
Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai has said that the findings are "rational and undisputable" and will stand any minute scrutiny.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said it was willing to debate in parliament on coal blocks allocation only after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s resignation.
CPI-M on Wednesday said both stood for privatising the coal sector despite their stand-off on the CAG report which has resulted in disruption of Parliamentary proceedings.
Bhartiya Janata Party workers staged a demonstration in front of the Legislative council here to protest against allotment of coal mines.
Taking the BJP head on, the Congress-led UPA government may bring in a confidence motion in Parliament over the CAG report on coal block allocation, which has been used by opposition to attack Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
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A battery of union ministers maintained that the government auditor’s concept of presumptive loss on coal block allocations was “deeply flawed”.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is geared up to rebut in Parliament the charges, contending that there were "inaccuracies" in the "misleading" assessment of loss of Rs 1.85 lakh crore.
BJP expressed surprise that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had defended Singh when "some of the worst scams" have taken place under his rule.
Rejecting Sonia Gandhi`s defence of PM Manmohan Singh, Anna Hazare said suspected whether Singh is clean after going through CAG report on coal allocation.
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