'PM to be blamed for coal scam'

Published: 20th August 2012 11:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2012 11:29 AM   |  A+A-

Prime minister Manmohan Singh should be held responsible for the coal scam which was unearthed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, BJP leader and former Union minister B Dattatreya has said.

Talking with reporters at the party office here on Sunday, he alleged that the Congress-led UPA government had allowed private individuals and organisations to loot the natural resources and bleed the nation white. APGenco had started several thermal power projects  but could not get sufficient coal supplies but coal linkage was given to select private companies, he alleged.

Reacting to power cuts, he said the BJP would organise protests at all APTransco substations in the state from August 21.

"The chief minister said repeatedly that he would make agriculture a profitable occupation but how can he do it without keeping his promise of providing seven-hour free power supply to agricultural connections?" he asked.

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