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New Delhi, Sep 14 ():Not stepping back from the demand of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation, the BJP on Thursday decided to take a march at state and district level over the coal block allocation issue from Sep 17.

The decision to take a march demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation has been decided in the party’s group meeting headed by BJP President Nitin Gadkari.

“The BJP shall stage a protest demanding the resignation of the PM all over the country from Sep 17 to 24. The Prime Minister is the main accused in the alleged coal scam. We want his resignation,” said BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar.

Other than the district unit’s campaign all over the nation, the BJP top leaders have also decided to lead “Raj Bhavan Chalo” marches in all the state’s major cities to appeal to the governors of the states to demand the resignation of the Prime Minister.

The party has also decided to arrange a meeting on Sep 25 to look into the outcome from the week-long protest and plan further on future strategies which will likely be declared after party’s committee meeting scheduled for Sep 26-28.

In response to the BJP’s open challenge given to the Prime Minister, the Congress on Thursday dared the BJP by saying, the Opposition is free to make public if at all it has any proof against the Prime Minister having received bribe in allotment of coal blocks.

Congress spokesman Rashid Alvi said that as far as the de-allotment of four coal blocks was concerned, the decision was taken owing to the companies violating the requirements in the agreement in order to get allotments.

In fact, the ministry had not gone anywhere wrong, claimed Alvi. Above all the PM has already announced to take the responsibilities for all the allotment, “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a simple and honest man. It will be a sore cruelty to level charges against him. Let them prove their allegation,” said Alvi.