JPC adopts report on 2G scam

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G scam adopted its report by a majority in its meeting held here on Friday.

JPC chairman P.C Chacko after the meeting said that 16 members voted in favour of the report, while 11 against it.

Chacko said that report is based on the record placed before the committee.

He also said that all those who voted against the draft report have been given 15 days to file their dissent notes.

In the 30 members committee, three members were absent. Of the 27 present, members of Congress, NCP, BSP, SP and one nominated member voted in the favour of the report. While, the opposition votes were made up of BJP, BJD, TMC, CPI, CPI (M), AIADMK and DMK.

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. (ANI)

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