Missing Coal files: PM meets Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley over missing Coalgate files tonight.

FP Staff September 03, 2013 22:28:35 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Opposition leaders LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley over missing Coalgate files tonight.

The PM also called up Advani on the phone and assured him that the government will do its best to find the missing coal files, reports CNN-IBN

Earlier in the day, the Singh had said in the Rajya Sabha, "I would like to emphasise that the government is making all efforts to locate the papers requisitioned by the CBI and, at this stage, it would be premature to say that some papers are indeed missing."

The Opposition was upset with Singh over the statement and BJP leaders said they wanted clarifications from the Prime Minister. The Opposition accused the Prime Minister of being economical with the truth.

Missing Coal files PM meets Advani Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley

Manmohan Singh is seen in this file photo. PTI

BJP leaders also boycotted a meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar this afternoon and have decided to vociferously protest in Parliament tomorrow, when the crucial Land Acquisition Bill is slated for consideration in Rajya Sabha.

Amidst this, the Prime Minister took the initiative of inviting the top BJP leaders for discussions.

 With agency inputs

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