Bhopal: Describing the 2G spectrum allocation as the biggest scam of India, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday said that only a Joint-Parliamentary Committee probe will bring the truth to light.
"This 1.76-lakh crore scam is the biggest one after independence and we want a JPC probe into it to bring truth to light," Karat said at a function organised here to launch the party`s week-long nationwide campaign against corruption.
The 1.76 lakh crore should be recovered, he said.
Demanding reallocation of the 2G spectrum, Karat said many companies were given licenses, illegally allowing them to make huge profits in the short span of two to three months.
The CBI has become a tool of the Centre, which uses the investigating agency against opposition leaders, he said.
Karat said it took three years for former Telecom Minister A Raja to resign over the 2G spectrum.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had written a letter to A Raja in connection with allocation of 2G spectrum in November 2007. But after this, the PM did nothing in this regard, he alleged.