JD(U) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to quash the allocation of 214 of the 218 coal blocks allotted since 1993 and said it was the first effective blow to "crony capitalism".
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be submitting five FIRs in the coal blocks allocation scam, reports said on Monday.
CBI has found no criminality in the allocation of about 60 coal blocks, which are likely to be taken out of the purview of its ongoing probe after taking the Supreme Court`s permission.
Congress dismissed BJP demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of the Centre`s admission before the Supreme Court that something went wrong with coal blocks allocation.
The CBI is likely to inform the Supreme Court that it has received all the relevant files related to coal block allocation scam.
Former coal secretary Prakash Chandra Parakh hailed the Prime Minister for expressing his willingness to be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the coal blocks allocation case.
Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday termed the decision to allot Talabira-II coal mine to Hindalco by the Prime Minister as "absolutely right".
CPI(M) on Friday attacked Commerce Minister Anand Sharma for his statements on CBI naming a leading industrialist in the coal scam, saying it was a "blatant" attempt to influence the case.
The CBI told the apex court that it was functioning in the iron grip of bureaucrats and that it was difficult to function as an independent agency.
The Centre on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in the coal blocks allocation scam.
Government on Monday came under sharp attack on the issue of crucial files of Coal ministry going missing
CBI is likely to inform the Supreme Court that missing of files related to coal block allocation scam is hampering its probe in the case.
Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday admitted that some files pertaining to coal blocks allocated from 1993 to 2005 have gone missing.
Anna Hazare demanded that PM Manmohan Singh should step down from his post, accepting "moral responsibility" for the coal blocks allocation scam.
Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the apex court`s observations on into coal blocks allocation scam probe.
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Saturday alleged the files sought by CBI in connection with coal blocks allocations in Maharashtra were missing from state government`s custody.
BJP alleged that government`s rejection of CBI plea to question former coal secretary H C Gupta was to "shield" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
UPA report card on Wednesday said 17 coal blocks were put on offer for government companies through competitive bidding route.
CBI approached SC seeking permission to remove its SP Vivek Dutt, arrested in a corruption case, out of team probing the coal blocks allocation scam.
Demanding the resignation of PM, BJP said an independent probe in the coal allocation scam was not possible till he occupies the top post.
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