New Delhi: It was in 2012, the Apex Court had quashed all 2G allocations which were granted by the then Congress Government and with today’s verdict acquitting all the accused in the scam case is not going down really well with the ruling Party.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday pointing out the Supreme Court’s earlier directives told the 2G policy of the UPA government was “corrupt and dishonest” and that the opposition party Congress was treating this 2G scam case verdict as a “badge of honour and a certification that it was an honest policy”.
He responded by saying, “Each and every case of spectrum allocation was quashed by SC (in 2012) as arbitrary and unfair, the policy was quashed as unfair and intended to cause loss to Government of India. The government was directed to have a fresh policy by which an auction would take place.”
The BJP leader has also expressed his concern over the judgment by the New Delhi’s Patiala court and said, “I am sure that the investigative agencies will have a close look at the judgment and acquittal of the accused and decide what has to be done”.
The Patiala House Court in New Delhi today gave its verdict today saying the prosecution had miserably failed to prove any of its charges against the 19 accused and acquitted all of them including former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, in the Enforcement Directorate’s money laundering case relating to the 2G scam.
This verdict was welcomed as “historic victory of the innocent” by the Congress leaders as well as DMK , reported DC.