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.
A delegation of Mahila Congress workers today met former prime minister Manmohan Singh expressing solidarity with him, over being summoned as accused in a coal scam case, a day after the entire top leadership of the party closed ranks behind him.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday described former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as a man of integrity and probity, adding that the party would fight the summons issued to the latter in the coal blocks allocation scam legally.
Calling Manmohan Singh "a man of tremendous integrity and honesty", NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday stood firmly behind the former Prime Minister and said that putting him in the dock in the coal block scam may affect the investment climate.
Taking potshots at Congress over the march led by its leaders to express solidarity with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP on Thursday said it was an attempt by them to save their skins as they are afraid that their role in the coal scam would now be exposed.
As Congress rallied behind former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been summoned as an accused in a coal scam case, senior party leader Kamal Nath on Thursday asserted that the economist-politician would come out "absolutely clean".