2G scam: Advani asks if Raja is the sole `villain`

Hailing the Supreme Court verdict in 2G case, L K Advani today wondered if former telecom minister A Raja could be the sole "villain".

Updated: Feb 08, 2012, 15:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Hailing the Supreme Court verdict
in 2G case, L K Advani today wondered if former telecom
minister A Raja could be the sole "villain" and said no one
can beat the UPA government, which is "actually run" by Sonia
Gandhi, in its "stinking record" in scams.

"The key question the judiciary has now to decide is:
Is A Raja, the former Telecom Minister, the solitary villain
of the piece, and the only person responsible for these
fraudulent transactions?" the BJP leader said in his latest
blog.

Listing the various scams, Advani said, "If a
comprehensive history of corruption scandals in independent
India were to be written, I have no doubt that both in respect
of the number of these scams as well as in terms of their
financial dimensions and/or their gravity, no earlier
government can outbeat the stinking record of the UPA
government."

The scams listed by the BJP leader are Cash-for-vote scam,
2G scam cases, Commonwealth Games scandal, Ottavio Quattrochi
case (Bofors deal pay-off), Adarsh Housing Case, appointment
of P J Thomas as CVC, "abysmal failure" to get back Indian
black money stashed abroad, continuing massive illegal
immigration from Bangladesh, Telgi Stamp Paper Case and Hasan
Ali`s alleged tax evasion.

He also sought to hold Gandhi responsible for the mess
saying she is the one controlling the reins.

"This government is headed formally by Manmohan Singh,
but by now there is no doubt in any one`s mind that this
government is actually run by UPA Chairman (sic) Sonia
Gandhi...," Advani said.

The BJP leader also stated that in cricket analogy if the
2G Spectrum scam series were to be regarded as a match series,
"obviously crusader Subramaniam Swamy has to be acknowledged as
Man of the Series".

PTI