CAG report on 2G Spectrum to be tabled in Par next week

The CAG report on the 2G Spectrum allocation will be tabled in Parliament early next week, highly-placed Government sources said Friday night.

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2010, 22:28 PM IST

New Delhi: The CAG report on the 2G Spectrum
allocation will be tabled in Parliament early next week,
highly-placed Government sources said Friday night.

"The report has been sent to the President by the Finance
ministry and in the next three-four days it will be tabled in
Parliament," the sources said.
The BJP-led opposition has been demanding the sacking of
Telecom Minister A Raja on the basis of the Comptroller and
Auditor General of India`s report on 2G Spectrum allocation
that is presumed to have caused a revenue loss of up to Rs
1.76 lakh crore.

The CAG is believed to have accused the Telecom ministry
for undervaluing 2G spectrum, sold to new players in 2008, and
held that the allotment price was not realistic, thereby
resulting in revenue loss of up to Rs 1,76,700 crore to the
government.

The report is also understood to have castigated Telecom
Minister A Raja for ignoring the advice of finance and law
ministries on allocation of 2G spectrum to benefit a few
operators.

On his part, Raja asserted today that he had not done
anything wrong and had only followed the policies pursued by
his predecessors.

A senior minister said that there was no threat to the
government in any way in the wake of the 2 G spectrum
controversy.

The minister described as "too hot" the offer of
Jayalalithaa to extend AIADMK`s support to the government if
it dumped Raja who is a minister belonging to the DMK which
has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha.
"You read the CAG report in 2000 on the 2G spectrum and
then come back to me," he said in reply to question as to how
the government would go about in meeting the opposition
onslaught.

PTI