Coalgate: BJP files mass FIRs against Prime Minister
The youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, on Wednesday filed a First Information Report (FIR) at various police stations across the country against Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over his role in the alleged coal scam.
Interacting with reporters here, Manoranjan Mishra, General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, pressed for Singh''s resignation.
“We believe that it is the political, administrative and moral responsibility of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and he should resign. We are filing an FIR in all the police stations across the country against him over coal scam and its probe. Rift has emerged within the Congress and its allies as one party has backed out, and in future you will witness people will take to streets against this corrupt government,” Mishra said.
Party workers also came out in droves in Ranchi, and raised slogans against the government.
The Station House Officer at a local police station Ashok Kumar Giri informed that the party workers have filed a complaint against Dr. Singh.
"They informed me that they have come to lodge an FIR against Prime Minister over coal scam. We have to discuss the matter with senior police officials as it is not the issue of the state," Giri said.
Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Sayantan Basu, held the Prime Minister responsible for the scam.
“All our party workers will reach the police stations. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is responsible as he himself was the Coal Minister, therefore, we are filling an FIR,” Basu said.
The suspected ''Coalgate'' affair had washed out the just concluded Monsoon Session of parliament over the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in the Rajya Sabha.
The CAG had alleged under-priced sales of coalfields that may have cost the exchequer a cumulative loss of Rs. 1.86 lakh crore