A company brand new to the steel business and owned by the sons of Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Prem Chand Gupta applied for a coal block when he was the Union minister for corporate affairs and bagged it about a month after his tenure ended along with that of his government. This is the third public revelation in recent days of private entities linked to politicians being awarded coal blocks in contentious allotments that took place between 2005 and 2009.
A story by my colleague Biswaroop and me, out in ET today. Take a look? Click here.