Hyderabad: Lok Satta Party President
Jayaprakash Narayan on Tuesday stated that the spectrum scam has
underlined the need to strengthen the institution of Prime
The Prime Minister, whether heading a coalition or not,
should have unfettered freedom to choose Ministers, allocate
portfolios, monitor their functioning, and sack them if
necessary, Narayan said in a statement here on Tuesday.
He said the country is paying a heavy price for the
failure of the ruling establishment to act decisively as soon
as the scam surfaced because of coalition compulsions.
"Although Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s personal
integrity is beyond doubt, he could not act against Raja when
he betrayed national interests. Raja was guilty of arbitrarily
allocating for a song precious spectrum to fly-by-night
operators who had no domain expertise. The operators, without
rolling out any services or adding any value, minted millions
of rupees by selling it within days."
There can be no greater glaring act of corruption than
this, Narayan said and added that the Prime Minister should
have immediately sacked the Minister and ordered his