'Something went wrong in coal blocks allocation', admits Centre
January 8, 2014 - New Delhi
The Centre on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong with the coal blocks allocation.
Attorney General GE Vahanavati told to the three - judge Bench headed by Justice RM Lodha that they took the decision in good faith but something turned out to be wrong', he said. He said that 'in hindsight, we can any something has gone wrong and some correction is required to be done' virtually accepting the mistakes were committed by the government in coal blocks allocation.
When asked about the stand on de-allocation of certain coal blocks, the Advocate General said that the government would make its stand clear next week.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of Vahanavti's admission in the Supreme Court. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said since the Centre admitted lapses in the allocation, the Prime Minister should accept responsibility and resign.