BJP takes to streets demanding PM's resignation over Coalgate

After disrupting Parliament for a week, the BJP will from today begin protest rallies across the country to press for its demand of the Prime Minister's resignation over the Comptroller Auditor General's report on coal block allocations.

The party is expected to begin protest rallies in 40 cities across the nation, CNN IBN reported.

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Hundreds of BJP activists are expected to attend the protest rallies in a show of strength across the country.

Leaders like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley are expected to lead the protests in different parts of the nation.

The BJP has rejected the government's request for a Parliamentary debate and has also paid little heed to allies in the NDA who had also said they were open to a debate instead of preventing both houses of Parliament.

The party's MPs are set to disrupt Parliament for the seventh consecutive day as the party continues to press for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh today held a protest against the BJP disrupting Parliament and to seek that the government institute a probe to look into the CAG report on the coal block allocations.


Updated Date: Aug 31, 2012 11:03 AM

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