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Here is another news in Coalgate Scam, CBI to question Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. According to report CBI has recovered some documents which suggest that Hindalco's bid for a coal block was also backed by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik after it had been turned down by the screening committee under the coal ministry.

But Naveen Patnaik saying The letter was written because the state would have a great deal of revenue and many jobs. Also he said Let me clarify that no information has been received regarding questioning or otherwise.

According to CBI officers: Most of the coal blocks had been recommended by state governments only. We will examine under what circumstances the chief minister's office recommended Hindalco when there were other applicants as well. But that doesn't mean Naveen Patnaik is under probe.

The CM's office in Bhubaneswar said Naveen Patnaik wrote to the PM in August 2005 to support Hindalco's bid for Talabira II "keeping the best interests of the state in mind".


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