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Saturday, July 16, 2011

2G SPECTRUM SCAM: BJP turns the heat on P. Chidambaram!

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  | New Delhi, July 16, 2011 | Updated 12:23 IST.

Union home minister P. Chidambaram.

The BJP on Friday demanded that the role of Union home minister P. Chidambaram be investigated in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.
A party delegation, led by BJP MP and spokesperson Prakash Javdekar, met CBI director A.P. Singh on Friday afternoon to assert that the finance ministry, under P. Chidambaram in 2008, was "equally responsible" for the scam in the allotment of the spectrum.
The CAG has reported that rules and procedures were flouted while issuing the licences, which cost the government Rs 1.76 lakh crore. The actual loss can be assessed only after collecting the documents of the companies concerned for resale of their shares.

01) All allegations apart, Mr. P.C. absolving himself of the responsibility, in the capacity of the Group of Ministers for Spectrum Allocation, stating that A. Raja hasn't allowed any role to the GoM and has done the allocation at his discretion cannot be condoned;

02) As the Chairman of that GoM, it was his responsibility to ensure that A. Raja complies the directive of the GoM and see that GoM takes a collective decision on the Spectrum Allocation;

03) Also, as the Finance Minister, he should have insisted that his Ministry should be involved in the decision making process as the Spectrum Allocation being of a very high value transaction of a very high national importance.

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