Jaipur: BJP on Saturday demanded that the "controversial" allocation of coal block should be cancelled with immediate effect.

"Controversial allotment of coal block should immediately be cancelled. The government is trying to cover up the huge scam but we will not let the government go," BJP national secretary Kirit Somaiya alleged.

"BJP is in the favour of transparent competitive bidding," Somaiya, who is in the city for a meeting at the party's state headquarters, added.

The CAG has estimated a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore in coal block allocation without bidding during a period which the Prime Minister held the portfolio.


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