Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:42:54 GMT | By IANS

Hazare targets PM over coal blocks auction issue

Mumbai: Taking pot shots at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yet again, social activist Anna Hazare criticised him over the auction of coal blocks during the period he held the coal portfolio.

Hazare targets PM over coal blocks auction issue

Hazare said there was "room for suspicion" and that he does think the prime minister to be a clean and honest man who has to function under "remote control."

"The loss to the state exchequer is around Rs.2 lakh crore. The prime minister may not have directly benefited but the money has gone somewhere. There should be a probe by a retired judge," Hazare said Tuesday in Mumbai, where he arrived to resume his five-week Maharashtra state tour that started on May 1.

Hazare also dismissed reports about differences in Team Anna even as yoga guruRamdev snubbed core team member Arvind Kejriwal at a joint rally Sunday in New Delhi.

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