2G scam: JPC report clears PM and Chidambaram

The JPC was constituted on March 4, 2012 with 20 members from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha following a demand by the opposition parties for setting up a committee to examine the irregularities in the allocations of 2G spectrum.

NEW DELHI: A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report on 2G scam adopted by a 15-11 vote in the committee, report that gives clean chit to PM and Chidambaram, adopted.


The JPC was constituted on March 4, 2012 with 20 members from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha following a demand by the opposition parties for setting up a committee to examine the irregularities in the allocations of 2G spectrum.

Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, who has been accused of indulging in a scam worth Rs. 1.76 lakh crore when in office, has so far reiterated that he did everything in consultation with the Prime Minister, and said that he will prove his innocence in the 2G spectrum scam case.

Raja has repeatedly said that the Prime Minister and Finance Minister were in the loop over policy decisions related to 2G spectrum allocation.

Raja was forced to resign from the Union Cabinet after the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) faulted him for undervaluing spectrum to favour companies who were largely ineligible for 2G spectrum, and added that the government had probably lost Rs. 1.76 lakh crore in estimated revenue. (With inputs from agencies)

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