"The time has come for Parakh to speak up. He has spoken a little. He should come out clean now, make public statements of how files were disposed off at that time (when the PM was in charge of Coal Ministry),” senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said.

PM should be third ‘conspirator’: Parakh

"How chits were received from Congress party headquarters in the PMO and PMO transmitted those instructions to the Coal Ministry for allotment of coal blocks," Sinha said.

Sinha's comments came after Parakh, against whom CBI had on Tuesday registered a case in connection with the scam, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the final decision maker and must be counted as a "conspirator" in the case.

"I am not surprised that Parakh has said that the Prime Minister should be accused number 1 in the coal scam,” he said.

"We are all aware of the fact that he was the Coal Minister during the period of the coal scam and every allotment of coal block has been done with his signature," he said.


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