Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party Saturday
demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should immediately drop Union Telecommunications Minister A Raja from the Cabinet
following allegations of his involvement in the 2G telecom
"The telecom scandal is unprecedented, probably
anywhere in the world. Raja should be sacked immediately but
the Prime Minister seems to be hesitating because his
government, which is already on a shaky wicket, will be pushed
into further jeopardy if DMK withdraws support," TDP politburo
member and former Union Minister K Yerrannaidu said.
He wondered why the Prime Minister was applying
different yardsticks for Shashi Tharoor and A Raja. "Manmohan
Singh is obviously not acting against Raja purely because of
the political constraints."
The TDP leader demanded that a joint parliamentary
committee be constituted to investigate the telecom scandal as
"The IPL scandal, the telecom scandal, all such major
scandals are breaking out only when the Congress is in power.
Hence, constitution of a JPC to investigate into them is
essential," Yerrannaidu added.