New Delhi: The deadlock in Parliament is set to enter the second week with no signals of a thaw emerging between the BJP and the government on the CAG report on coal blocks allocation issue.

BJP leaders are aggressive on the demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, contending the Coalgate has presented them the best opportunity for targeting the Congress with the CAG speaking of "undue benefits" of Rs 1.86 Lakh Crore in coal block allocations.

"There is no question of diluting our stand," a BJP leader said, adding the party is likely to continue pressing for its demand till the end of the Monsoon session.

This is for the first time that the Congress has come under direct attack in a scam. While A Raja, indicted in the 2G spectrum scam, is a DMK leader, Sharad Pawar (NCP) was accused of being responsbile for price rise and Praful Patel (NCP) charged with being responsible for alleged civil aviation scams.

While informal contact was on between the rival sides, government managers contend the BJP has pushed itself in a corner by its demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is unable to wriggle out of it.

"How can the Prime Minister call an all-party meeting when a major opposition party wants nothing but his ouster"? remarked a senior minister when queried why the PM was not taking any initiative to resolve the deadlock.

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury today said "a possible way" to break the logjam was that the Prime Minister holds talks with the Leaders of the Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the presence of Leader of the Lower House.


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