The UPA government which is already plagued by the massive 2G scam has been hit once again with another scam which could possibly see the ouster of the Prime Minister of the country. The coal gate scam has been rocking both houses of the parliament lately and has brought the proceeds to a dead halt. The opposition is gunning for the resignation of Manmohan Singh, who was handling the coal portfolio during the time of the scam.
Image: A laborer takes a break, as others load coal onto trucks at a coal depot on the outskirts of Jammu, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. The BJP is demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after an audit found the government lost huge sums of money by selling coal fields without competitive bidding. The auditor's report estimated that private companies got a windfall profit of Rs 1.86 lakh crores because of the low prices they paid for the coal fields. (AP)
Text: Kavitha Ravi