Cong says Raja trying to mislead people

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 27, 2011 15:23 hrs

New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday dismissed attempts by A Raja to drag Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the 2G controversy saying no one in the country has the moral courage to challenge the honesty and integrity of the PM.

"These are all issues before the court and we don't want to comment on daily basis.... Lawyers of an accused use all sorts of alibis to defent their client.... It is an attempt to mislead the people," party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed told reporters.

Denouncing any attempt to level allegations against the Prime Minister, he said, "No one in the country has the moral courage to challenge the honesty and integrity" of Singh.

Ahmed was responding to questions about Raja's argument as to why the Prime Minister did not constitute Group of Ministers if he had no faith in him on the allocation of 2G spectrum.

The spokesman refused to comment on former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura's contention in the court that he was only a civil servant who had no role to play except implementing the government's policy.

"These are matters for the courts to see," he said.