All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Jayalalithaa said on Thursday that the true ramifications of the 2G spectrum scam were alarming and impinged on the nation's security in a big way.
In a statement here, she said several critical issues had gone unnoticed as everyone was fascinated by the loss of Rs.1.80 lakh crore to exchequer.
A closer look at the companies granted licence at “ridiculously low rates gave frightening insights into a conspiracy by global forces inimical to the interests of the country.”
The Union Home Ministry had sought security-linked information from a company — whether it had operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan and a technical tie-up with a Chinese telecom equipment maker.
The Ministry had also expressed concern that the Chinese company had the capability to remotely manipulate the equipment it supplied to clients.
It was strange that the Telecom Ministry under former minister A. Raja cleared all the deals despite the Home Ministry raising objections at various stages.
“Instead of wasting time on verbal shenanigans, Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal should immediately cancel all the 2G licences illegitimately issued under a patently fraudulent deal. As spectrum is a precious national resource, it should never fall into the hands of inimical powers as it could seriously undermine India's security.”