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Congress alleges Rs 6,000 crore coal scam in Gujarat, seeks time-bound SC probe

The opposition party said the probe should investigate the role of all the four chief ministers of Gujarat in the last 14 years when the alleged scam happened.

February 23, 2022 / 07:28 PM IST

The Congress on Wednesday alleged a coal scam of Rs 6,000 crore in Gujarat whereby coal meant for small and medium industry was diverted to industries in other states and demanded a time-bound investigation by a siting judge of the Supreme Court.

The opposition party said the probe should investigate the role of all the four chief ministers of Gujarat in the last 14 years when the alleged scam happened.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi demanded answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the "missing" 60 lakh tonnes of coal.

"60 lakh tonnes of coal 'missing'! Will the Prime ’Friend’ Minister say anything on this coal scam,” Gandhi asked in a tweet in Hindi.