Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned the former minister of state for coal Dasari Narayana Rao again on December 8 in connection with coal block allocated to former Congress MP Naveen Jindal's companies.
Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to quash allocation of 214 coal blocks which were alloted to various companies since 1993, the AAP on Wednesday said it vinidcates the party's stand the allocations had been done in "lieu of huge pay offs".
Probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal blocks has gained momentum as CBI has started questioning top executives of Aditya Birla Group and were likely to quiz former Coal Secretary P C Parakh next week.
BJP demanded a speedy and fair probe into the coal block allocation scam, alleging that CBI has not questioned the ministers of state in the coal ministry and officials in the PMO about their alleged role in the affair.
With Odisha Chief Minister`s letter to the Prime Minister about coal block allocation coming under the CBI scanner, the BJP demanded why he had `selectively recommended` the case of Hindalco giving it `preferential treatment`.
The government had nothing to hide, and decisions on coal block allocations were taken on the basis of recommendations of state governments, Minister of State in the Prime Minister`s Office V Narayanasamy said on Thursday.