2G scam: BJP threatens to quit JPC

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 18:36 hrs

India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said it will quit the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) that is examining the 2G spectrum allocation scandal.

The BJP has threatened that its members, who are part of the JPC, will resign from it if the list of deposition did not include the names of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, reports said on Wednesday.

Six members of the BJP are part of the JPC that is examining the 2G scam.

Touted to be the biggest corruption scandal of independent India, the 2G scam, allegedly masterminded by former telecom minister A Raja, pertains to a biased distribution of mobile airwaves and operating licenses, in lieu of kickbacks, to telcos that could have cost the treasury up to Rs 1.76 lakh crore in lost revenue, according to the government´s auditors CAG.

The court on May 15 granted bail to Raja who was languishing in the Tihar jail for 15 months in the 2G case.

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