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Congress removed questions on coal-gate from website: BJP

September 03, 2012 09:32 IST

Alleging that all questions related to the coal department have been removed from Parliament's website, Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday accused the Congress of trying to hide the truth about the "coal scam" and said it will lodge a complaint with the Rajya Sabha Chairman.

"The Congress party is now trying to hide the truth about the coal scam and has removed all questions related to the coal department from the Parliament website; this shows their mindset," party's national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

The BJP MP said that he will lodge a complaint with the Rajya Sabha Chairman, claiming that the questions in which the government had admitted that the steel and power plants for which the coal blocks were allocated had not started production had been removed from the web site.

"The BJP was determined to take the issue to streets across the nation and tell people how the Congress party was involved in scams," Javadekar said.

Justifying the stalling of proceedings of Parliament over the coal block allocation issue, he said the BJP will not withdraw its demand for the prime minister's resignation.

"We are not allowing Parliament to function over the issue of coal block allocation because this is a movement in public interest. We were adamant and Parliament did not function for 17 days over the issue of 2G spectrum scam last year; the outcome was in the favour of the country," he said.

"We are firm on our demand that the PM should resign over this issue because he is directly responsible for the corruption. It is also important for an impartial probe in the scam," he said.

He alleged that the government tried to shift the blame to chief ministers of BJP-ruled states to save its face and demanded that the government disclose the letters from all the chief ministers.

"It was the Congress which delayed the policy for coal block allocation so that it can make under-table deals to allot blocks as per its wish, but the things are open now," he alleged.

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