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Manmohan Singh promises action against anybody found guilty in 2G scam

By Abdul Nisar

New Delhi, Nov.20 (ANI): The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday promised action against anybody found guilty in the 2G spectrum allocation.

He also said the government was not afraid of discussion on any issue in Parliament and appealed to all political parties to allow it to function.

"There should be no doubt in anybody's mind that if any wrong thing has been done by anybody, he or she will be brought to book," said Dr. Singh.

Interacting with mediapersons at the HT Leadership Summit in the national capital, Dr. Singh said various aspects of the 2G spectrum allocation are being looked into by respective investigating agencies "in the domain of their interest".

"But for all these to happen, in a democracy we have to allow Parliament to function. We are ready to discuss all issues. We are not afraid of discussions," said Dr. Singh.

"I appeal to all political parties to let Parliament to do its work. We need Parliament to function more regularly to pass legislations, laws and Supplementary Demands for grants for various Departments," he added.

While appealing to political parties, he said in a democracy, there was need for "reasoned debate" to raise "nationally-acceptable" approaches.

The 2G spectrum allocation has reportedly caused an alleged loss of Rs1.76 lakh crore to the Government, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has stated in a damning report.

The report further states that former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja had no apparent logical or valid reasons to ignore the advice of the Law and Finance Ministries while allocating telecom spectrum to several firms in 2007-08. (ANI)

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