With both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned over the coalgate scam, the Congress party remained defiant, asking the opposition to initiate a debate on the floor of the house if they felt they had a valid case.
Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said that it was up to the opposition to decide if it wanted a democracy or a mobocracy. If they feel they have a point, let them debate it on the floor. The Congress is ready to match them point for point, he said.
Tewari's comments came in the wake of Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's defence of the Prime Minister, who is being targeted by the opposition over a CAG report that says discrepancies over coal block allocations have cost the exchequer as much as Rs 1.86 lakh crore. A determined opposition forced the adjournment of both houses of Parliament for the day demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
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