Cong rejects CPI(M) demand for 2G probe against PC

Chidambaram was never involved in this (2G scam), Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

Last Updated: Feb 06, 2012, 19:16 PM IST

Bangalore: Union Health Minister and AICC
General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Monday rejected CPI(M)`s
demand for a probe into alleged "dereliction" of duty by Union
Home Minister P Chidambaram for "failing" to take steps to
prevent the 2G spectrum scam as the then Finance Minister.

"Chidambaram was never involved in this (2G scam). That is
what the court has also said," he told reporters on the
sidelines of India Bio Conference here.

Referring to Chidambaram`s alleged role in the scam, CPI(M)
leader Nilotpal Basu had said yesterday, "It`s severe
dereliction of duty.

The then Finance Minister was supposed to
share the responsibility of fixing the price (of spectrum
licences). How did he discharge that responsibility is not in
public domain. That needs to be probed."

PTI