New Delhi, Aug 19: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal will make a statement in parliament on the issue of missing files related to the allocation of coal blocks, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said Monday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party raised the issue during Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha and sought a government statement on reports about the missing files.
Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley said it was a serious matter and also involved the Prime Minister’s Office.
“Suddenly the files are missing… the government must respond on the issue,” he said.
Soon after, Shukla said: “The coal minister will come to the house and give a statement.”
Jaiswal Saturday admitted that some files related to coal blocks allocations had gone missing.