2G war: Raja indicted; UPA asks 'Hitler' Joshi to quit PAC

New Delhi, Apr 27: The Prime Minister Officer (PMO) appointed Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to investigate the biggest telecom scam in India - 2G spectrum scam. The PAC led by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi tabled its probe report which accused former telecom minister A Raja of misleading the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G scam.

Hearing about the PAC's findings, the UPA government led by the Congress called Joshi a "Hitler" and asked him to resign from the PAC as the committee's head.

"This is not a report of PAC but that of Joshi...One should understand the difference. The PAC is meeting tomorrow (Thursday, Apr 28)," informed a senior minister. Joshi has also been criticised as allegedly acted as a BJP leader and not as a PAC member.

Congress and its key ally DMK accused Joshi of not consulting with other members. PAC headed by Joshi has 22 other members including DMK leaders.

A draft presented by Joshi indicts Raja for misleading the Prime Minister in 2008 and concluded that there was "multiple systematic failure" in preventing Mr Raja from executing the swindle.

Raja currently is in jail for conspiracy, cheating, forgery and accepting bribes. The scam centres around his sale of spectrum and mobile network licenses at throwaway prices to companies.

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