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Congress goes soft on CAG's Sibal lashing

delhi Updated: Jan 14, 2011 00:12 IST
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The Congress on Thursday reacted cautiously to the criticism of telecom minister Kapil Sibal by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and the Public accounts Committee (PAC) for his strong attack on the country’s apex auditor for its findings on the 2G spectrum scam.

"A procedure is going on. CAG's view-point has been presented. Government's view is also in public domain and the PAC has a view on it...With all three views now in public domain, let appropriate bodies decide," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.

The CAG and PAC had criticised Sibal on Wedensday for his attack on the national audit body and its findings in 2G spectrum allocation.

The latest caution was in stark contrast to the party's belligerence on the issue earlier. The Congress had completely backed Sibal's aggressive stance and had itself also slammed the CAG findings, saying presumptive losses could not be taken to be correct.

Singhvi on Thursday said, "That chapter is over now and it is unnecessary to comment on it. Views of all the parties are in public space and a decision would be taken."