Campaign against Coal Blocks Scandal

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The UPA government has been found responsible for another gigantic corruption scandal in the coal block allocations. According to the CAG Report, allocations of coal blocks to private companies have resulted in their benefiting to the tune of Rs. 1.86 lakh crores.


This scandal and loot of natural resources is a result of the UPA government’s efforts to privatize the coal industry through the backdoor having failed to change the coal nationalization law.


The CPI(M) is opposed to the privatization of the coal industry. It demands a full investigation to fix the responsibility for this large-scale corruption. All those guilty must be prosecuted, however high position they hold. The allocations made to the private companies should be cancelled and steps taken to recover the losses suffered by the government.


The Polit Bureau calls upon all its Party units to conduct a campaign to mobilise the people in support of these demands. The campaign through holding demonstrations, rallies and protest meetings should be conducted between September 3 to 5, 2012.