Jaya seeks explanation from PM, Sonia on 2G

Taking on the UPA government, Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK on Saturday demanded an explanation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in 2G spectrum scam.

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2011, 18:41 PM IST

Chennai: Taking on the UPA government,
Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK on Saturday demanded an explanation from
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi
and Home Minister P Chidambaram on former Telecom Minister A
Raja`s charges in 2G spectrum scam of "Himalayan proportions".
"The Prime Minister and the Home Minister have not given any
reply even days after the former Telecom Minister had named
them in connection with the scam of Himalayan proportions,"
said a resolution adopted at AIADMK Executive Council meeting
chaired by party General Secretary Jayalalithaa here.

It said the "Congress President and UPA Chairperson has not
expressed her opinion," on the issue so far.

"People have a right to know the truth in this matter. The
Executive insists that in deference to people`s views, the
Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the Congress President
should immediately reply to Raja`s charges," the resolution
said.
In his deposition before the court early this week, Raja
had dragged the Prime Minister and Chidamabaram, the then
Finance Minister, in 2G case, saying the issue of sale of
equity by spectrum licencees was discussed with them.

The resolution comes close on the heels of Jayalalithaa
asking her party MPs to take on Congress on a host of issues,
including 2G spectrum and spiralling prices of commodities, in
Parliament session beginning Monday.

PTI