Resign on moral grounds, BJP tells PM
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to accept moral responsibility for alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocations and demanded that he resign.
"We want him to accept moral responsibility. The PM is responsible for the revenue loss. That is why we want him to go," BJP's Sushma Swaraj, who heads the opposition in the Lok Sabha, told the media.
She said all the coal blocks allocated without auction to private as well as state-run firms should be cancelled and these should be auctioned afresh.
The BJP leader also said that the Congress party had made money from the coal blocks allocation which the official auditor said had caused huge losses to the national exchequer.