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Cong ducks SC comments on PM's role in 2G spectrum

Congress today steered clear of the Supreme Court seeking explanation from the government as to why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not act for long on the issue of granting sanction to prosecute former Telecom Minister A in the 2G Spectrum scam.

delhi Updated: Nov 16, 2010 18:31 IST

Congress today steered clear of the Supreme Court seeking explanation from the government as to why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not act for long on the issue of granting sanction to prosecute former Telecom Minister A in the 2G Spectrum scam.

"I do not know what is the observation of the Supreme Court. Whether it is an observation or direction to the government. I have not seen the text of it.

"First the party and the government would analyse what has been said and then will decide about the response to be given. Till the entire text of what the court has said is not seen and analysed, it will be very difficult to make any comment," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters here. He was asked for his reaction on the apex court's action.

Janta Party leader Subramaniam Swami had sought the court's intervention on the ground that his application before the Prime Minister seeking his sanction to prosecute A Raja for corruption is pending for last two years. The party also sought to back Raja's argument for putting in his papers as Telecom Minister.

"He has himself taken the decision to resign after talking to his party's leader and has also explained that he did it to ensure smooth functioning of Parliamentary democracy. We donot find any reason to disagree with his remarks," Ahmed said. The Congress spokesperson categorically said neither the party nor the government are in favour of JPC into the 2G scam.