Sonia Gandhi gets tough in India's "coal-gate" crisis

August 28, 2012 17:37

NEW DELHI - Ruling Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi accused the main opposition party on Tuesday of holding India to ransom in a stand-off over coal deals that has paralyzed parliament.

Gandhi's rare public utterance marked a deepening of tensions between Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has disrupted parliamentary work for more than a week with demands for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to quit over the dispute.

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