New Delhi, Sep 2 (): Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley today asked his party members to take the fight to the street against the Congress party regarding its corruption in the coal allocation scam.
While speaking to the party workers here, Jaitley said, “The Prime Minister says that he will better remain silent on all the allegations against him, but as he was heading the specified ministry he becomes the main responsible person for the scam.”
“This should be considered as the biggest scam in independent India as it has exceeded even the 2G scam that figured a corruption of Rs 1.67 lakh crore whereas the coal block has touched 1.86 lakh crore.”
Jaitley blamed the ruling government for its unprofessional conduct due to which the country will have to face a crisis regarding power sector and asked his party men to take the agitation to streets. Arun Jaitley was supposed to address a press conference today but was unexpectedly cancelled, said sources.
Even though the saffron party is facing humiliation in Gujarat after a local court convicted BJP MLA and former state minister Maya Kodnani in Naroda Patiya 2002 riot case, the BJP on Saturday continued its attack on the Prime Minister blaming him that he as a coal minister has assisted allocation of coal blocks to relatives of his Cabinet colleagues, referring to an allotment to a Union minister’s brother linked company.
It has been evident that Union ministers were lobbying for their kith and kin and the Prime Minister being the coal minister was making it easier said the BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad.
On the other hand, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury in his allegation said neither the BJP nor the Congress were much interested in a discussion in Parliament on the coal block allocation scam as both have been involved in the scam.
‘It is sure many skeletons from many cupboards are going to tumble out. That is why the BJP is demanding the resignation of the PM to avoid further discussions,’ said Yechury.