New Delhi: As the main opposition BJP stalled both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday over the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report on the allocation of coal blocks, the government said it was ready for a discussion on the report.
The government said the Prime Minister was also ready to make a statement on the CAG report in the House.
The government however ruled out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over the issue, saying the BJP should look at its own role in the allocation of coal blocks when the NDA was in power.
As Parliament convened this morning, BJP MPs raised slogans and trooped to the well demanding PM Singh’s resignation over the CAG report on coal blocks.
As slogan shouting continued both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 12 noon.
Top BJP leaders held a meeting at senior leader LK Advani’s residence late Monday evening and finalised their strategy to be adopted in Parliament on the alleged coal blocks scam.
The BJP yesterday made it clear that it will stall both Houses of Parliament on the issue.
Sources said the BJP will aggressively pursue the resignation of PM Singh who held the coal portfolio at the time of allocation of the coal blocks.
The BJP also attacked the Prime Minister’s Office for allegedly keeping in abeyance the policy of bidding in coal block allocation in a “bid to favour” certain people.
BJP has held the Prime Minister “morally, politically and personally” responsible for the Rs 1.86 lakh crore loss estimated by CAG in coal block allocation and demanded his resignation.