The draft report also trashes the Rs. 1.76 lakh crore presumptive loss computed by the comptroller and auditor general, sources said. Chapter 7 of the report argues that the national auditor adopted wrong methodology to calculate presumptive losses.
Neither the PM nor the finance minister were aware of Raja's dubious decisions, claims the draft report, which is also unlikely to accept attorney general GE Vahanvati's argument that he was not kept in the loop by then telecom minister A Raja. Some telecom policies during the NDA tenure may also come in for criticism.
The opposition has already made its displeasure known. "The JPC has acted along political lines. We will oppose this report," said CPI's Gurudas Dasgupta. Samajwadi Party was non-committal. "I am yet to see the draft report," said party leader Shailendra Kumar.