Rao’s reaction came after he appeared before a special court in connection with the coal scam case along with Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal and others.
The court allowed Jindal to travel abroad from June 14 to June 29 for business purposes.
The case involves alleged irregularities in allocation of the Amarkonda Murgadangal block in Jharkhand to two Jindal group companies, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and Gagan Sponge Iron Pvt Ltd (GSIPL).
The submission from the CBI comes, after Gupta on Wednesday had argued that Singh, being the then coal minister, had the ultimate power to allocate coal block.
“The decision regarding final allocation was taken by the Minister of Coal, who was the then Prime Minister.” Rao’s counsel said.
The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Kesla North coal block in Chhattisgarh to RSPL.
As the court framed separate charge against the firm, the JIPL counsel contended that the accused might be prejudiced by it.
The CBI, in its chargesheet, stated: “Investigation revealed that Naveen Jindal met Madhu Koda several times in Ranchi and also at Delhi.
The five firms which have been summoned as accused in the Coal scam case are JSPL, Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, Gagan Infraenergy Ltd, New Delhi Exim Pvt Ltd and Soubhagya Media Ltd.
Naveen Jindal with 12 others was chargesheeted for the coal scam.
Modi said the ‘hopes and expectations’ with which BJP has been voted to power will be fulfilled.
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The legality of Manmohan’s summoning order will be tested on the touchstones of our constitutional and criminal jurisprudence.
NCP also offered the services of its legal cell to Singh. The delegation also included senior party leaders Praful Patel and Supriya Sule among others.
Lalu said that Modi has nothing to show as an achievement so far and is merely indulging in witch-hunting of opponents and Singh has become a victim.