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Coal-gate: Where parties stand on the issue

Last updated on: August 23, 2012 10:00 IST

Coal-gate: Where parties stand on the issue

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The stalemate in Parliament over the Comptroller and Auditor General's report on coal block allocation continues. However, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance is banking on parties like the Samajwadi Party and those from the Left front to make the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party see reason.

The government is desperate to see both the Houses of Parliament resume functioning, it wants Prime Minister Manmohan Singh be allowed to make a statement.

Let's take a look at where parties stand on the issue.

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UPA and allies

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The CAG is a constitutional body and should stay within its limits.

Parliament should be allowed to function and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh be allowed to make a statement

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Tags: UPA , CAG

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Trinamool Congress

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Issues raised by CAG should be further probed but the demand for PM's resignation totally baseless

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Left Parties

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The Prime Minister should make a statement in Parliament and there should be a discussion on the issue. Have not asked for resignation of PM.

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Tags: , Parliament

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Samajwadi Party

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Parliament should be allowed to function and there should be a discussion on the issue

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Bharatiya Janata Party

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Will settle for nothing less than the Prime Minister's resignation. Will not let the Parliament function till PM resigns as he was the then coal minister

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Janata Dal United

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The National Democratic Alliance ally disagrees with the BJP and wants discussion on CAG report in Parliament. Does not agree with BJP demand for PM's resignation.

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Biju Janata Dal

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There must be discussion on the CAG report in Parliament. Not adamant on resignation of the PM. Instead, the allocations should be cancelled and fresh allocation should take place.


Image: BJD leader Naveen Patnaik


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