Par unlikely to function as BJP sticks to demands

New Delhi:  BJP on Wednesday said it will continue to mount pressure to demand resignation of the Prime Minister and the government on the issue of CAG report on coal block allocation, in an indication that Parliament is likely to be stalled for the second successive day.

The BJP also rejected suggestions for a debate on the issue or seek any clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying the government was "never sincere and never tried to punish the culprits".

"The BJP will continue to demand the resignation of the Prime Minister and the government," senior party leader Venkaiah Naidu told reporters after the BJP Parliamentary meeting chaired by L K Advani.

Naidu quoted Advani as saying, "This government has become a burden on the country and it has become a blot on the nation also. That`s why it is all the more important that this government should go."