New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): The deadlock in parliament over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocations continued for the sixth day today as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition sticking to their demand for Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's resignation over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocations.
Parliament will meet on Thursday, as tomorrow there will be no sitting of the House due to Onam.
As the two Houses met for the day, the opposition members trooped into the well raising slogans against the government demanding the Prime Minister's resignation on the issue.
This led to adjournment of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha earlier till noon and later till 2 p.m.
When the Houses re-assembled, there was no change in the atmosphere and both houses was adjourned till Thursday.
The Prime Minister had earlier on Monday rejected the CAG's observations as 'misleading' and 'flawed', and blamed the opposition parties for thwarting the efforts of his government to bring a policy of competitive bidding.
Manmohan Singh, who spoke both inside Parliament as well as outside, took 'full responsibility' for the decisions taken by the Coal Ministry whose charge he directly held for some time and asserted that at 'any allegation of impropriety is without any basis and unsupported by facts'.
Dr. Singh, who is facing sharp criticism from the opposition over the CAG report on coal block allocations, also urged the BJP to debate the issue in Parliament and not disrupt proceedings.
The BJP has held the Prime Minister, who then held direct charge of the coal ministry, responsible for what has been estimated as a notional loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crores by the CAG in coal block allocations, and demanded his resignation.
The CAG report on coal block allocations states that nearly 150 coalfields were allotted to private and state-run firms without transparency and objectivity between 2005 and 2009. (ANI)