Cong steers clear of SC comments on PM`s role in 2G spectrum scam

Congress on Tuesday steered clear of the Supreme Court seeking explanation from the government in the 2G Spectrum scam.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 18:40 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday steered clear
of the Supreme Court seeking explanation from the government
as to why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not act for long
on the issue of granting sanction to prosecute former Telecom
Minister A in the 2G Spectrum scam.

"I do not know what is the observation of the Supreme
Court. Whether it is an observation or direction to the
government. I have not seen the text of it.

"First the party and the government would analyse what
has been said and then will decide about the response to be
given. Till the entire text of what the court has said is not
seen and analysed, it will be very difficult to make any
comment," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters
here.

He was asked for his reaction on the apex court`s
action.

Janta Party leader Subramaniam Swami had sought the
court`s intervention on the ground that his application before
the Prime Minister seeking his sanction to prosecute A Raja
for corruption is pending for last two years.

The party also sought to back Raja`s argument for
putting in his papers as Telecom Minister.

"He has himself taken the decision to resign after
talking to his party`s leader and has also explained that he
did it to ensure smooth functioning of Parliamentary
democracy. We do not find any reason to disagree with his
remarks," Ahmed said.

The Congress spokesperson categorically said neither
the party nor the government are in favour of JPC into the 2G
scam.

PTI