BJP accuses Prime Minister of ''conspiracy of silence''

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Hyderabad, Feb 12 (PTI) Launching an attack on PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh with regard to 2G spectrum scam andother corruption cases, the BJP today accused him of"conspiracy of silence".

"Whenever the opposition seeks to know from Manmohan Singhwhat action has been taken with regard to corruption, the onlything the Prime Minister says is he did not know about it,"BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad said here today.

Prasad was speaking at a seminar on ''Corruption, Misuseof Government and Constitutional Institutions'', organised bylegal cell of state BJP.

"New scams by UPA government are being reported almostevery day, but the Prime Minister is still quiet," he said.

The BJP leader claimed that when 2G spectrum scam wastaking place, the Prime Minister, being the head of cabinet,merely wrote letters to former telecom minister A Raja,seeking information about the allocation of 2G licenses.

Raja gave licenses to his own people, disregarding TRAI''sdirection to allot the spectrum through an auction, healleged.

"The PM did not examine the whole matter, nothing happenedto stop such transactions by Raja....It was a conspiracy ofsilence on the part of the PM," the senior BJP leader said.

Prasad said even now Singh had not been forthcoming on thelatest "S-band spectrum scam". .

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