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BJP has no right to seek PM's resignation: Coal minister

September 02, 2012 18:50 IST
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of spreading anarchy in the country on the coal block allocation issue, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said no one can force Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign till he enjoys the support of people.

He said the campaign launched against the United Progressive Alliance government on the CAG report has been "inoppurtune" and the discussion on the issue should be held in Parliament's Public Accounts Committee.

"There is a political conspiracy. The BJP is trying to spread anarchy in the country. We know how to reply to this. Congress party workers are ready to reply to it...Our government and party are committed to uphold Constitution.

"The BJP should have patience...if they continue with this kind of agitation, they will never be able to come to power for long years," he told reporters in Kanpur.

Claiming that BJP has no right to seek the resignation of the Prime Minister, Jaiswal said Dr Singh was only following a policy that was pursued by the NDA regime.

"No one can force the Prime Minister to resign as far as he enjoys majority, as far as he has the support of the people," he said adding why they were not seeking resignation of chief ministers in BJP-ruled states, which were named in the report.

The CAG report on coal allocation had pegged a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore in the allocal of coal blocks without bidding.


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