Skeleton of Congress` corruption is now tumbling out, said the BJP following former CAG Vinod Rai`s revelations that he was pressurised by the former UPA govt to drop names from CAG reports.
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file five remaining chargesheets in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam by March 28.
CBI told Supreme Court that "substantial progress" has been made by it in the coal block allocation scam probe and it was ready to file charge sheets in six of the cases within three weeks.
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday asked the CBI to reconsider the FIR launched against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla in the coal block allocation scam.
BJP welcomed PMO`s explanation that PM Manmohan Singh approved coal block to Kumar Mangalam Birla`s Hindalco and asked him to clear air on other allocations done when he held the coal portfolio.
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Taking a jibe at the Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the party and the rupee were falling at the same time.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi
on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the backdrop of speculation of a cabinet reshuffle.
CBI has recorded statements of the then Ministers of State in Coal Ministry Santosh Bagrodia and Dasari Narayan Rao in connection with the coal block allocation scam.
Congress` Digvijay Singh took on Supreme Court for calling CBI `caged parrot`. He also expressed unhappiness over Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) terming the Intelligence Bureau as a ‘Chicken’
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha compounded woes of Attorney General GE Vahanvati by claiming in his affidavit to Supreme Court that he "glanced" through draft status report and also suggested changes.
BJP said "extremely major" changes were made in CBI`s status report to Supreme Court on coal block allocations to protect govt and Parliament won`t run unless PM and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resign.
Congress on Monday remained non-committal on the fate of Union Ministers P K Bansal, whose nephew was arrested on bribery charge, and Ashwani Kumar accused of altering CBI probe report on Coalgate.
Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying that "unprecedented" corruption took place in the UPA dispensation.
Attacking PM Manmohan Singh on coal block issue, BJP announced its plan for 2-day agitation in all state capitals from May 4 against government`s "abominable attempt" to "cover up massive corruption".
CPI on Saturday demanded the resignation of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar over the CBI affidavit in Supreme Court which said it had shared its status report on coal block allocation scam with him.
BJP raked up in Rajya Sabha the coal block allocation scam and demanded resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while alleging that crucial files were not being handed over to CBI for probe.
Delhi Police was asked by court to explain how prohibitory order under section 144 of CrPC was imposed during protest by Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party at Prime Minister`s residence last year.
Referring to Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde`s statement on coal block, Gopinath Munde said that one day people could also forget Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Union Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has said "lack of political consensus" in the country was affecting decision making process of the government.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai