(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
November 14, 2010
Take Firm Steps on 2G Scam;
PM Should Explain
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of
the Comptroller and Auditor General on the issue of licenses and
2G spectrum has confirmed what has been in public knowledge for long.
All the companies who have benefited illegally should be asked to pay up the full amount as per the market value of the spectrum allocation. Further, those companies who have got the licenses and spectrum allocation illegally and by violation of the norms, their licenses should be cancelled. Corporate crime cannot be condoned as the UPA government is prone to do so.
The Supreme Court has correctly asked why the prime minister delayed responding to the request for permission to prosecute the telecom minister for eleven months. It should be further asked why the prime minister refused to order a probe on the telecom scam for a longer period despite repeated requests. For instance, the CPI(M) leader in the parliament, Sitaram Yechury had written to the prime minister in November 2008 asking for an enquiry. The prime minister should explain in parliament how this murky affair was allowed to go on for so long.