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Sonia jumps into fresh 2G row: says BJP exposed

Posted on Nov 23, 04:56PM | UNI

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today jumped into the fresh row on 2G spectrum allocation figures saying the BJP stands exposed after the 'revelation' by former CAG principal auditor R P Singh disputing the loss figure presumpted by the CAG at Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer.

Mr Singh had said that apolitical CAG was influenced by senior BJP leader and PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi and the 2G report was audited without the guidelines.

Soon after the former Director General, Posts and Telecommunications in CAG Mr Singh made the 'revelation,' Ms Gandhi attacked the BJP.

When reporters asked Ms Gandhi, "Do you think the main opposition BJP stands exposed now by Mr Singh's revelations,?" she said, "Yes, certainly I think so." The 'revelation' by the former Director General in CAG kicked up a major row with not only the Congress President suggesting that BJP had been exposed but wasting no time the government also demanded a probe and answers from the PAC chief over his alleged role and CAG Vinod Rai for presumptive loss.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari demanded that Mr Joshi and Mr Rai should clear the air on the issue.