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Congress should not treat 2G verdict as a badge of honour, says Arun Jaitley

Former telecom minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi have been acquitted by a special court in the 2G spectrum scam case.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2017 13:26 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Finance minister Arun Jaitley addressing the media on 2G spectrum case at Parliament House on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday the Congress should not treat the 2G verdict as a “badge of honour”.

The party’s “zero loss theory” was proven to be wrong when the apex court squashed spectrum allocation in 2012, the minister said after a special court acquitted all accused in the 2G spectrum scam allocation case.

Though the trial court verdict says nobody was guilty of corruption, investigating agencies will study the case history and look into it, the minister asserted.

“The Congress is treating 2G verdict as a badge of honour, but its zero loss theory was proven wrong when the Supreme Court quashed spectrum allocation in February 2012,” Jaitley told reporters.

Former telecom minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi were acquitted by a special court in the 2G spectrum scam case. All other accused and three companies were also acquitted in the case.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 13:05 IST