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BJP seeks PM's resignation over coal block allocation

New Delhi: The BJP Thursday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying the Attorney General's recommendation for de-allocation of coal blocks showed that "something was wrong" with the allocation."Today, the Attorney General confessed
IANS January 09, 2014 18:23 IST
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New Delhi: The BJP Thursday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying the Attorney General's recommendation for de-allocation of coal blocks showed that "something was wrong" with the allocation.

"Today, the Attorney General confessed in the Supreme Court that there was something wrong in the allocation of coal blocks since 2005. This is what precisely we were saying and what our complaint is," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prakash Javadekar said.

"The onus is now on the prime minister, who was heading the coal ministry at the time of allocation. Therefore, we reiterate our demand that he must now own responsibility and resign," he said.

The central government Thursday told the Supreme Court it was examining the option of withdrawing the coal blocks allocated to private companies after 2006.