Manmohan Singh contended that corruption, which was "regrettable", had been exposed during the recent years because of the RTI and activism of various agencies of the government.
Singh, who was responding to clarifications sought by members on his statement on the state of the economy, was interrupted by opposition members who wanted to know how corruption could be contained when important files of the coal block allocations had gone missing at a crucial time when the CBI was probing it.
"I am not the custodian of files in the Coal Ministry," Singh reacted sharply.
At this, BJP member Prakash Javadekar asked, "then who is responsible for the missing files?”

Targeting BJP, Singh also said that Parliament could not be stalled repeatedly over the issue of corruption as it prevents conduct of crucial business.


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