May agree to debate if coal blocks scrapped, probe held: Sushma
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In the first sign of a possible breakthrough, the BJP today indicated that it may consider relenting on its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation if the coal block allocations are cancelled and an independent inquiry is ordered into the issue.
Confirming that Congress president Sonia Gandhi had called her up in a bid to break the deadlock in Parliament, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj tweeted today: "I told her that the government should announce the cancellation of coal blocks and institute a fair and independent inquiry. Then we could have a discussion."
The BJP had earlier rejected the ruling coalition's repeated offers of a debate in Parliament, remaining firm on the demand for the PM's resignation. "An independent inquiry along with cancellation of coal block allotments to 142 private companies could be the solution to break the impasse," said a senior BJP leader on condition of anonymity.
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