Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths: authored by PC Parekh
A memoir entitled "Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths" authored by former Coal Secretary PC Parakh was released on 14 April 2014 in New Delhi. In the book the author has claimed that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was running a government in which he had little political authority.
The writer has said that the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh was unable to prevent his junior ministers from blocking a move towards a transparent system during the bidding for the coal blocks. He also said that the coal scam would have been avoided if the Prime Minister pushed for certain reforms like e-marketing and open auction of coal blocks.
PC Parekh claimed that he drew inspiration for writing a book from Premchand’s literary work Namak Ka Daroga. The book has been published by Manas Publication.
Who: PC Parakh
Where: New Delhi
When: 14 April 2014