Don''t make Raja, Kalmadi scapegoats, says Gadkari

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New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) BJP today said the governmentshould not make A Raja and Suresh Kalmadi scapegoats in the2-G spectrum issue and Commonwealth Games scams and assertedthat since all decisions were taken by the Union cabinet andthe Prime Minister, a JPC probe alone could bring out thetruth.

"The decisions by (former Telecom Minister) A Raja andother ministers, were taken with the permission of the Unioncabinet and the Prime Minister some where or the other duringthe process...

"So who is Raja''s Godfather and who all were involvedshould be revealed to the nation which is the right of thepeople," BJP President Nitin Gadkari told reporters.

He stuck to the BJP stand that until a JPC is formed, thewhole truth will not come out.

"It will be an eyewash until the whole truth is revealedand the inquiry is made till the last point," Gadkari said.

He alleged that the Congress and UPA were involved in the2-G Spectrum allocation scam and without them this scandal wasnot possible.

"Others cannot get away with a clean image by sacrificingKalmadi and Raja - though the two may be guilty. Thegovernment cannot make them scapegoats and get away," he said.

He also alleged that the Prime Minister should be heldresponsible for the policy decisions on 2-G spectrumallocation.

"The principal secretary wrote a note that the Group ofMinisters taking out the pricing clause would be harmful forthe nation. If the Prime Minister had accepted it then, thissituation, perhaps, would not have arisen," Gadkari said.

He claimed that "under some pressure" the Prime Ministerover-ruled the principal secretary and gave permission.

"In this department (Telecom), in a way a license wasgiven by the Central government to openly indulge incorruption. The Government seems to have outsourced thisdepartment to DMK," Gadkari said.

He demanded that a full inquiry should be conducted tobring out the truth "in black and white".

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