Aiyar favours `impartial` probe into 2G spectrum issue

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday favoured an "impartial" probe into the 2G spectrum allocation issue and said the Prime Minister would take a correct decision in this regard as he is aware of "all the facts".

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Mani
Shankar Aiyar on Thursday favoured an "impartial" probe into the 2G
spectrum allocation issue and said the Prime Minister would
take a correct decision in this regard as he is aware of "all
the facts".
"I am neither ready to say that nothing has happened,
nor that something happened....I think Prime Minister is aware
of all the facts and being an honest person he will arrive at
a correct decision," he told reporters on the sidelines of
Skoch summit here.

"First there should be an impartial probe and the
necessary steps could be taken on the basis of the findings,"
the MP said.

Aiyar, however, added that "you can`t disagree with
one truth that TRAI recommendation was in writing and the
Minister (Raja) had accepted that very recommendation.
Fundamental mistake is that why TRAI made such
recommendation...."

The Congress leader reacted sharply to AIADMK chief J
Jayalalithaa`s statement over the issue, saying, "Jayalalithaa
is very clean woman. Her shoes are of Imelda Marcos and we all
know how she had arranged marriage of her adopted son. I am
not ready to listen these people."
Reacting to her proposal of "unconditional" support of
18 MPs of her party to the Congress in case the DMK quits,
Aiyar said the AIADMK is "greedy of power".

"Let them say," he added.

Speaking on the alleged housing society scam in
Maharashtra, Aiyar said political parties should wait for
"some time" for a probe into the case, underlining that
Defence Ministry has recommended a CBI investigation into the
matter.

He criticised the Opposition for "stalling"
Parliament proceedings.

"To get political benefit, you stall the proceedings
in Parliament by creating pandemonium every day. Who is being
benefited by this except those politicians who give
statements before your (media) cameras," he charged.

PTI

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