Houses adjourned yet again amid 'coalgate' din
28 August 2012
Both Houses of Parliament have once again been adjourned today without transacting any business as the opposition continues its din demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the coal allocation 'scam'.
Soon after Parliament convened, Opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha walked into the well of the House shouting slogans demanding the Prime Minister's resignation over the Comptroller & Auditor General of India's report alleging huge losses to the government through the allocation of coal blocks to private companies without auction.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi was seen speaking to the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav before the House convened.
Congress spokesperson Manish Trivadi told media outside the House that the Congress would ''expose'' the Bharatiya Janata Party.
"Congress workers will go on the streets and expose the BJP. Congress workers will go to the people and tell them the truth about BJP," Tiwari said.
Congress president and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi told the Lok Sabha in the morning that her party was ready for a debate on Prime Minister Singh's statement on the CAG report.
She accused the BJP of blackmail, saying, "Blackmail has become the political bread and butter of BJP. BJP's belief is our way or no way."
Meanwhile, the government has sought a debate on the Prime Minister's statement on coal blocks allocation.