The Bharatiya Janata Party once again took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks during Wednesday's conversation with five editors, saying “there was no state of uncertainty' and his criticism of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General was a “serious matter.”

Bringing up the issues related to the 2G spectrum allocation and the expenditure incurred during preparations for the Commonwealth Games, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad pointed out on Thursday that the Central Bureau of Investigation had found “most of the conclusions” of the CAG (in the 2G spectrum matter) to be correct.

“Culpable inaction”

He said “a systematic loot” of public money had taken place during the United Progressive Alliance government's tenure and there was a “conspiracy of silence” and “culpable inaction” on the part of the government.

Corruption, he said, was not an “aberration” as claimed by the government, but had become its “defining character.” Whatever action had been taken was under pressure from the Opposition parties and the media.

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