New Delhi: Here’s what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Team Anna’s allegations while speaking to reporters on his way back home from a three-day visit to Myanmar:
“There have been reports about the allocation of coal blocks based on leaked portions of a draft CAG report on the issue. We have also received a letter on the same subject. The coal minister has given factual details in response to these allegations and the coal ministry has put all the information on is website. We have not yet received the CAG report. When we do, the government will submit its detailed factual response before the Public Accounts committee as per constitutional procedure. Uninformed allegations and discussions based on leaked drafts are unfortunate. It is unfortunate that irresponsible allegations are being made without confirming the facts.
“Bharat ki janta is baat ka faisla kare ki kya kasoor kiya hai pradhan mantri ne jo ki itne kathin aur kathor shabd unke liye istemal kiye jarahe hain. Agar maine aisi koi beimani ki baat ki hai to mera tamam public career, chahe voh finance minister, chahe leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, chahe prime minister ho, is an open book. Koi bhi agar ismen ilzaam lagata hai to uski pushti karayen. Aur agar usmen jara bhi sach nikalta hai to main – I will give up my public career and country can give me any punishment. But to use such words which are being used without reason or rhyme, I think the public in India should make up its mind whether this sort of politics should rule the roost in the country.”