Cong destabilising Constitutional authorities for DMK: Jaya

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Chennai, Jan 13 (PTI) Training her guns againstCongress over Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal''s criticism of CAGon 2G spectrum scam, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa today accusedit of "preparing to destabilise" every constitutionalauthority for the sake of its ally DMK.

In her first hard-hitting attack against Congress inrecent months, she said the probe into the scam was on trackbut "everything changed" after the meeting between PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi onJanuary 3, with both saying their alliance was ''strong''.

"Barely three days after (the meeting in Chennai),Sibal rubbished the CAG report on the issue of its estimate ofpresumptive loss as erroneous," Jayalalithaa said, adding theCBI investigation had also "lost steam".

In a statement, she said, "Kapil Sibal choosing todebunk the Comptroller and Auditor General report at a pressmeet rather than before the Supreme Court or Public AccountsCommittee clearly shows Congress, for the sake of its allyDMK, is prepared to destabilise every Constitutional authorityin the country."

Pressing for A Raja''s removal as telecom minister,Jayalalithaa had offered her party''s as well as of some othersto the Congress-led UPA to survive in office in the event ofDMK opting to exit the alliance over the 2G scam.

Her overture had sparked speculation of a possiblepolitical realignment but Congress was quick to scotch byturning down her offer.

She said Congress had "stonewalled" Opposition demandfor a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the issue.

"The CAG''s protestations that its calculationsestimating the loss to the nation were based on fool-proof andtime-tested norms, have gone unnoticed and this constitutionalauthority has virtually been undermined... It is becomingincreasingly apparent that the spectrum probe is moving theBofors way with the guilty going scot free," she charged.

The UPA government stands totally discredited with theAdarsh housing scam and the Commonwealth Games scam keepingthe spectrum scam close company, she said.

Asking the people of the state to be "vigilant"against the DMK-Congress combine, she urged them to "teachthem a lesson" in the hustings due in May.

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