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ANIL DWIVEDI | Raipur, September 19, 2012 12:48
Tags : Manmohan Singh | Coal blocks | raipur |

Manmohan SinghThe Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), youth wing of Chhattisgarh BJP, has lodged a complaint against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holding him responsible for the financial loss in connection with coal blocks allocation.

The complaint was registered at a police station in the state capital Raipur.

"We want to file an FIR against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but only President can allow it. so we have filed a complaint with the police and then the police administration will send a letter to President seeking permission for FIR,"  BJP state secretary Shivratan Sharma told TSI online.

He said he will also send a separate letter to the President in this regard.

The organization said that the CAG report has pegged a loss Rs 1,86 000 crore to the exchequer in connection with the allocation 142 coal blocks. BJYM activists also shouted slogans against the Centre for allowing FDI in single brand retail.

The prime minister and the UPA government have been facing the heat from the opposition over the 'irregularities' in the allocation of coal blocks to private firms. The main opposition BJP has been demanding the resignation of Manmohan Singh on the issue.

On Tuesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sent summons to Manoj Jayaswal in connection with coal block allocations and questioned his brother Arvind Jayaswal for the second consecutive day.

Manoj Jayaswal is one of the directors of the AMR Iron and Steel Pvt. Ltd and has been named by the CBI in its FIR.

The government's auditor Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its recent report has stated that private players had windfall gains worth Rs.1.86 lakh crore in the 142 coal blocks allocated to them.

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