Friday, October 23, 2009
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) now in session in New Delhi has issued the following statement:
The CBI investigation into the allotment of 2G spectrum licences to some private companies by the Department of Telecommunications is a long overdue step. The Central Vigilance Commission had directed the CBI to conduct the enquiry into the scam which involves a loss of Rs. 60,000 crore to the public exchequer. The CBI is questioning certain officials and has searched the premises of the department.
It is shocking that the Communications Minister, Shri A Raja, has reiterated that he will continue in office despite the investigation. The Minister cannot evade his responsibility and involvement in the matter when all his explanations for adopting the first come first serve policy have proved baseless. In the interests of having a fair probe, it is essential that the Minister not continue in office.