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Twitter quashes with #ManmohonestSingh when he gets clean chit in coal scam

Twitter quashes with #ManmohonestSingh when he gets clean chit in coal scam
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Twitterati today are trending #ManmohonestSingh a day after the verdict of the special court which has come as a big relief to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who earlier believed to be involved in the scam. The special court has awarded two-year imprisonment to three union coal ministry officials who held guilty in a coal block allocation case and also made “dishonest misrepresentation” of facts to the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two serving senior officials were awarded two years imprisonment.

HC Gupta has been hauled up for taking certain decisions between 2006 and 2009 when he served as the coal secretary and, in that capacity, as the presiding officer of the screening committee that recommended allocation of the coal blocks. Gupta and others have also been charged with misrepresenting facts to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was in charge of the coal ministry during a major part of this period.

So, today when former PM of India Manmohan Singh got clean chit his supporters overflowed their feelings on twitter and made twitter trend as #ManmohonestSingh.

The special court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on MP-based Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL), which was the beneficiary of the allocation of Thesgora-B/Rudrapuri coal block in the state. Besides, director of the firm Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia was awarded a three-year jail term for misrepresenting facts in its application to the Ministry of Coal (MOC), which was then headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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Pallavi Parmar

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