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“COALGATE” – CAG Report flawed, disputable says PM

, August 28, 2012, 0 Comments

PM-manmohan-singhPrime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh on Monday attacked the Comptroller and Auditor-General’s (CAG) report on the coal blocks allocation, saying any allegation of impropriety was without basis and unsupported by facts.

Taking full responsibility, as the Minister in charge then for the Coal Ministry’s decisions during the time covered in the report, PM said the CAG’s observation that there was a financial gain of about Rs. 1.86 lakh crore to private parties was “clearly disputable.

The political standoff runs in to second week as principal opposition party – BJP relentlessly demanding resignation of Prime Minister over ‘COALGATE’. Key allies of BJP however said that there should be debate on the floor of house.

In an offensive and counteroffensive arguments Congress and BJP both have blamed each other for such a delay and loss to the government.