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2G spectrum case: Manmohan Singh lets the judgement do all the talking

Former Prime Minister and prime Opposition target in the 2G spectrum scam case said the court’s judgement acquitting all accused has proved that all the “massive propaganda against the UPA was without any foundation”.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2017 17:39 IST
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The allegations of a scam i2G spectrum allocation dented the fortunes of the Manmohan Singh government in its second term.(PTI file photo)

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose image took a battering due to the 2G spectrum allocation scandal, on Thursday said the CBI special court’s judgement acquitting all accused has proved that all the “massive propaganda against the UPA was without any foundation”.

“I do not want to boast (about) anything. The court’s judgement has to be respected. I am glad that the court has pronounced unambiguously. All the massive propaganda which was being done against the UPA was without any foundation. The judgment speaks for itself,” Singh said.

Special Judge OP Saini acquitted all the accused, including then telecom minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, in both the cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The allegations of a scandal dented the fortunes of the Manmohan Singh government in its second term, hobbling policymaking and diverting the government’s attention away from pushing forward crucial economic reforms.

The uncertainty hurt business sentiment in Asia’s third-biggest economy, and led to questions about the government’s efforts to crack down on corruption.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 12:57 IST