'Cong attacking CAG to divert attention from corruption issue'

Slamming Congress for attacking Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), BJP today said it is criticising the constitutional body to divert attention from the real issue of corruption.

"By attacking CAG, Congress is diverting attention from the real issue of corruption...It would be better if Congress targets 'CAG' - corruption, 'atankwad (terrorism)' and 'ghotala (scams)' - which it created. That will benefit the country and wash the taint off Congress' face because of this coal scam," BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here.

"We will fight effectively from Parliament to street to ensure that those behind the coal scam are punished," he said.

On the demand by SP, Left and other parties for a judicial inquiry into the coal block allocation, party spokesperson Venkaiah Naidu said, "If parties supporting Congress are demanding this, the message from this dharna is that even parties supporting Congress are finding it difficult to support it on the issue."

He said BJP was firm on its demand for resignation of the Prime Minister, cancellation of the coal block licenses and the independent inquiry into these allocations.

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