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'Will Disclose Name of Congress Leader Who Sought Diplomatic Passport for Coal Scam Accused'

External Affairs Minister tweeted, a Congress leader had pressed her to give diplomatic passport to Coal scam accused Santosh Bagrodia.

Published: 22nd July 2015 10:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2015 10:29 AM   |  A+A-

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BJP leader Sushma Swaraj (PTI file photo)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: In remarks which can create controversy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said a Congress leader had pressed her to give diplomatic passport to Coal scam accused Santosh Bagrodia.

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However, the Minister did not disclose the name of the Congress leader, saying she would do so in Parliament.

"A senior Congress leader was pressing me hard to give diplomatic passport to Coal Scam accused Santosh Bagrodia.

"I will disclose name of the leader on the floor of the House," Swaraj tweeted.

Bagrodia, who is a former minister of state for Coal, was yesterday summoned as accused by a Special Court in a coal scam case pertaining to allocation of Maharashtra's Bander coal block to AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd.


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