NEW DELHI, Nov 15 – After the flop 2G spectrum auction that yielded only Rs.9,407 crore, Government and the Congress today questioned the Comptroller and Auditor General’s estimated loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore in the spectrum allocation of 2001, drawing fire from the Opposition, reports PTI.
Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari led the Government attack by asking CAG Vinod Rai as to why the spectrum auction had not yielded anything close to the loss it had estimated.
“Mr CAG, where is the 1.76 lakh crore? I think it is time for some serious introspection. Its time the CAG introspects on his processes and it is high time that the BJP and some of the other Opposition parties, which had made this their holy grail and swansong of politics over the last two years, should publicly apologise,” Tewari said while speaking to reporters.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh also took a dig at the national auditor’s estimate of loss in the 2G spectrum allocation in 2001.