R P Singh claim: DMK wants talks, to move notice in House
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The DMK has decided to move a notice in Parliament seeking a discussion on the claims by a former CAG official putting a question mark on the authenticity of the CAG's findings about 2G spectrum allocation.
"We will move a notice on Monday seeking a discussion on R P Singh's disclosures under Rule 193. This puts a big question mark on the CAG report on 2G spectrum allocation," senior DMK leader T R Baalu told The Indian Express on Saturday.
Former Telecom minister and DMK leader A Raja is facing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case.
Singh, former D-G, Post and Telecommunications at CAG, had told The Indian Express in an interview on Thursday that he had been told to sign on the controversial report by CAG headquarters even though he did not agree with its findings. He had claimed that CAG officials had visited Joshi's residence on a holiday to help him prepare the panel's report on the 2G spectrum allocation. Joshi, has, however, rebutted the allegations.
The Congress backed the DMK's move to seek a discussion on Singh's claims. "The issues raised by R P Singh go to the core of the systemic functioning of CAG. An answer needs to be found as to how superior officers can inflate the figures arrived at by a field officer by infinite multiples. It, therefore, is an issue, which warrants the attention of both the Houses and the nation. How modalities have to be worked out is really a call, which has to be taken by Floor leaders and presiding officers of the concerned Houses," Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told The Indian Express.
As reported by The Indian Express on November 15, 2011, Singh had told the Joint Parliamentary Committee that he had been "ordered" to sign on the controversial report and that the audit had begun without any guidelines on how to go about it.