Sharad Yadav demands resignation of Cong MPs,ministers,asks BJP to question CMs

Apart from emphatically asking the Congress to take action against its ministers and MPs involved in the coal block allocation controversy

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 11, 2012 12:50 am

Apart from emphatically asking the Congress to take action against its ministers and MPs involved in the coal block allocation controversy,JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav,in guarded words,asked the BJP to internally question the conduct of its chief ministers in the scam.

“While I appeal to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to immediately suspend MPs like Jindal and Darda and direct Jaiswal and Sahay to resign from their ministries on moral grounds,I also want to tell other parties that they should take action against all those who are facing similar allegations,” Yadav said on Monday.

“Do not hide behind the alibi of legal process taking its course. The political morality demands action against them from the political party itself. If they are found innocent,they can always come back to the party,” he added.

The JD(U) chief,in this context,invoked the resignation of T T Krishnamachari and K D Malviya from Pandit Nehru’s government in the backdrop of controversy over certain issues. Yadav came down heavily against the coal block allocation to a company owned by Congress MP Naveen Jindal and demanded the government “de-allocate the coal blocks allotted to Jindal’s company”.

Yadav suggested that even the BJP should ask tough question to its chief ministers on this issue. “How can the interests of states fall foul against the national interests? I wonder,why do chief ministers recommend giving coal blocks to corporates? It is the responsibility of political parties to question them (chief ministers) about it,” Yadav suggested without naming the CMs or the parties to which they belong to make this point.

His suggestion,however,holds significance in wake of the fact that Congress has sought to puncture the BJP’s campaign against the government on coal block allocation citing that the saffron party CMs had recommended names of companies for coal block allocations. “What I said incorporates everything,” Yadav responded to queries on whether his suggestion to political parties to question the conduct of their own MPs and CMs was aimed at the BJP.

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