New Delhi: Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran on Thursday defended the UPA government over the coal scam probe and said that it was not the first time that a Law Minister had met the CBI chief. "It happened in UPA-I and during the NDA rule too. We will have to restore public confidence in us which has eroded."
Parasaran went on to add, "If the CBI or the Law Minister had to do something clandestine, they could have done it in the darkest hour. Why do it in daylight by fixing official appointments?"
Parasaran added that he had not seen the final report and so he couldn't comment on the nature of changes Law Minister Ashwani Kumar ensured.