DMK to seek discussion on fresh 2G controversy

The DMK will give notice on Monday to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar seeking a discussion under Rule 193 (without voting) on the fresh controversy over the 2G spectrum allocation issue.

DMK Parliamentary Party leader T.R. Baalu told The Hindu on Saturday that the party members would seek the government’s clarification in view of fresh revelations by the former Chief Auditor in the Comptroller and Auditor-General’s office, R.P. Singh.

Mr. Singh had accused Public Accounts Committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi of influencing the final report of the CAG on the 2G issue. He alleged that Mr. Joshi had spoken to CAG officials a day before the release of the controversial report that held the government responsible for a “presumptive” loss of Rs.1.76-lakh crore by adopting the first come, first served policy in spectrum allocation. Mr. Singh said the loss incurred could not have been more than Rs. 37,000 crore and this too was entirely recoverable.

Will quit if charges proved: Joshi

However, Dr. Joshi denied Mr. Singh’s allegation that he had influenced the final report. He even offered to quit if any of the charges against him were proved.

The DMK is the major sufferer in the 2G case as its representative, the former Communication Minister, A. Raja, and party president M. Karunanidhi’s daughter and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, were arrested by the CBI.

They are facing trial in the Special CBI court, Delhi.

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