Koda, who is also an accused in the case, sought summoning of Manmohan Singh, who was then holding the portfolio of the Coal Ministry.
It was clear to both Manmohan Singh and the RBI that given the severity of the crisis, an immediate, steep devaluation of the rupee was imperative.
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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.
Singh questioned the BJP’s economic recovery claims, saying there are “doubts” about the validity of the new GDP numbers.
The former prime minister also slammed BJP for its “obstructionist” role in blocking the GST bill during UPA rule. “We made every effort to make GST a reality but we were up against an obstructionist BJP,” he said.
Abhishek Verma had claimed in his deposition that Tytler “boasted” of having met former PM Manmohan Singh who in “turn would ask Director of CBI to get the investigation in his favour.”
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Earlier the same day, Singh had strongly criticised Modi, so the meeting later in the day blunted the edge of his assault on the government.
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.
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The court has fixed the case for May 29 when CBI’s prosecutor will rebut the arguments of the accused.
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