(After A. Raja's statement) the Prime Minister owes an answer to the nation on the issue, says BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar

The BJP on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh be questioned by the CBI in the 2G spectrum case after former Telecom Minister A. Raja told a court that every decision was allegedly taken with the PM’s “concurrence”.

Describing Mr. Raja’s deposition in the court as “shocking”, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, “Now CBI must interrogate the PM on 2G issues as the matter is in court and the probe will not be completed if PM is not interrogated. Now it is clear that PM is also involved in the scam.”

Mr. Raja, a key accused facing trial in the 2G spectrum case, on Wednesday said that all actions were taken with the PM’s “concurrence” and not “unilaterally”.

Mr. Javadekar said, “It is very serious revelation of former Telecom Minister A. Raja in the CBI court. While answering thousands of questions he has made it very categorically clear that every decision about 2G was taken after PM okayed it.”

He said the PM owes an answer to the nation on the issue.

Terming the UPA government as “most corrupt government that India has ever seen”, the BJP leader also referred to the Commonwealth Games scam. “Sunil Dutt, who was made chairman first, was replaced in a day by Suresh Kalmadi.”

Referring to the coal scam, Mr. Javadekar said, “As far as coal is concerned, the PM himself was the Minister and every decision taken on coal mines has been done with his clear orders.”

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