The report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the allocation and pricing of telecom licences and 2G, rubbishing the CAG’s presumptive loss theory (Oct. 30), is hardly surprising. The JPC wanted to give a clean chit to the UPA government and prove the CAG’s findings wrong. Many questions remain unanswered. Why, for instance, was the former Telecom Minister, A. Raja, not given a hearing even though he insisted on deposing?
The final report of the JPC on 2G is yet another instance that proves that the entire exercise was futile and a waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money. While the purpose of setting up a JPC is to protect the interest of the nation, from the manner in which the report was finalised, it appears that it was a blatant attempt to give a clean chit to all those accused of benefiting from the scam.