The outcome cannot be termed “wretched” or “a flop show” (editorial, Nov. 16). It has failed only to the extent of a poor netted income as against anticipated revenue.
Had the auctions been conducted on time, the results would have been fantastic. The CAG, the Supreme Court and the media can in no way be blamed. The Supreme Court direction on licence cancellation and auctions was solely to undo the illegality in the procedures followed by the government. Money was not the court’s concern. It is now for the administration to exhibit foresight and adopt transparency in matters of public policy.
P.R.V. Raja, Pandalam
It is shameful to see that the government is vilifying the CAG and trying to save face (“After failed auction, Congress mocks CAG,” Nov. 16). The government is questioning the methods of calculation just like it did in Coalgate, by number crunching to brush around the scam. Whatever the government may put out in its defence, it cannot deny that politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen conspired together to ensure huge benefits for themselves and violated several rules and regulations.
Rajarshi Dhar, New Delhi
One should understand that this is 2012, not 2008. That year, 2G was much coveted. This time, it is the reign of 3G and 4G. Nobody wants an outdated commodity. The demands of the market have changed now.
Alok Kumar Gupta, New Delhi
The statistics in the editorial seem to be hinting at another government-corporate nexus. I would not be surprised if it is found later on that the government colluded with businessmen to stay out of this bidding and wait for prices to fall. The Congress and the government should analyse the end results of the auction instead of mocking the CAG.
T.R. Anandan, Coimbatore