Cong alleges Massive coal scam by BJP govt

New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government of alleged massive coal scam, resulting in huge loss of revenue to the government, after favouring the Prime Minister’s friend.

Addressing a press conference at the AICC headquarters, party leader Pawan Khera asked the Modi government whether it will order an ED investigation into this sordid saga .

Giving details, Khera said that the Modi government tweaked the coalmine allocation policy in 2015 claiming that it will make the process transparent and corruption free. Later the policy was withdrawn after making massive losses.

Khera alleged that two of the BJP MPs RK Singh and Rajeev Chandrashekhar had questioned the new policy apprehending corruption. The two MPs were later made ministers and they stopped to raise any objections after that.

The Congress spokesperson asked as why did the Modi Government bring in a new law and amend the existing mining laws, which left open a window of discretion in the regulations for assigning coal mines to its crony friends, particularly Adani?

The Congress leader also referred to reports of government-owned companies having signed private companies to mine the block on their behalf. “Unsurprisingly, the Adani Group has bagged the highest number of such contracts”, he remarked.

Dropping clear hints that all this will be thoroughly probed once the government changes at the centre, he said, “while we don’t misuse them, but we also know how to use the investigating agencies like the ED and CBI”, saying that coming months and years are not going to be good for all those who indulged in coal scam and caused loss to the public exchequer.

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