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Coalgate: Narayanasamy blames it on states, says no reason for PM to resign

New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, V. Narayanasamy, on Friday passed the blame on the non-Congress states for the coal scam, saying that the allocations were done on the recommendations of the Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

He further dismissed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) demand of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s resignation, and accused it of taking “political mileage” from the issue.

Interacting with mediapersons here, Narayanasamy said, “The coal block allocation was done by our government on the recommendations of West Bengal Government, Chhattisgarh Government and Madhya Pradesh Government. They wrote letter to the PM that coal allocation should be made. The Government of India had to take the state governments into confidence.”

“The kind of allegations which BJP is making, these are ill allegations and for taking political mileage. The BJP CMs should be held responsible. There is no reason of PM’s resignation,” he added.

Narayanasamy further called BJP “frustrated,” and termed its allegations “totally false.”

“The allegations that they are making are totally false. They (BJP) tried to come in power in 2004, but they failed, that is why they are frustrated and making these types of allegations,” he said.

Commenting on the Supreme Court’s verdict of the Naroda Patiya case, he said, “As far as 2002 massacre is concerned, ruling government (BJP) was involved in that. CM should be held responsible. We have been telling this for many days. The BJP regime in Gujarat should resign.” (ANI)