'Debate would have brought out truth on losses in coal mining'

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SummaryRuing the virtual wash-out of the just concluded monsoon session of Parliament, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said a debate on alleged losses relating to mining of coal would have brought out the truth.

Ruing the virtual wash-out of the just concluded monsoon session of Parliament, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said a debate on alleged losses relating to mining of coal would have brought out the truth.

"One cannot help but suspect if there is no truth in Opposition (BJP's) claims despite Prime Minister's willingness to debate the issue. People of the country would have understood the truth if government replied to claims of wrongdoings as alleged by the Opposition," he said.

Responding to questions in party organ 'Murasoli,' he said

over 70 per cent of business hours were lost in both houses of Parliament due to opposition stalling proceedings and bills like the one providing reservation in job promotions.

"While Opposition is repeatedly levelling charges, did losses to the tune of Rs 1.86 lakh crore really happen over coal blocks allocation ? Only debate can ensure if the losses (if any) could be compensated," he said.

He also opposed any move to sell stakes in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation and requested the Prime Minister to intervene to prevent any such decision.

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