JPC into 2G spectrum allocation necessary: BJP

BJP Tuesday stuck to its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Probe into the 2G spectrum allocation and pressed for initiation of criminal proceedings against those involved in the scam, including former Telecom Minister A Raja.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 15:59 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP Tuesday stuck to its demand
for a Joint Parliamentary Probe into the 2G spectrum allocation and pressed for initiation of criminal proceedings against those involved in the scam, including former Telecom
Minister A Raja.

"We would like to see initiation of prompt criminal
investigation as soon as possible and punishment of all guilty
in the 2G spectrum case," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad
told reporters outside Parliament.

"We want JPC. There should be a proper and fare
inquiry and that is what we want. At the same time we want
prompt action against all including Raja who are involved in
the case," he said.

Hinting about the possible involvement of others in
the scam, Prasad said: "Raja is very small player in the whole
spectrum case. We have been raising it since 2007. He (Raja)
has been publicly stated that the Prime Minister has approved it and he has taken his consent also."
He said "the point is how could such a big loot of
public money in utter violation of all the official notings,
the guidelines continued to be made effective with no check
inspite of repeated protests inside and outside Parliament."

On the CAG report on 2G spectrum allocation, which was
tabled in Parliament today, he said: "CAG will go to the PAC
that is the constitutional requirement.
"But CAG report by itself is not alone there are
series of other reports... CVC indictment and Delhi High Court
indictment."

PTI