GUWAHATI: The Congress said a conspiracy to destabilise and oust the Manmohan Singh government stands exposed after former CAG Vinod Rai‘s apology to Congress’s Sanjay Nirupam for wrongly naming the latter as one of the MPs who had pressured him not to name Singh in the 2G spectrum case.
AICC spokesperson Gourav Vallabh on Sunday told the media in Guwahati that the nation must know that truth has prevailed and the deep-rooted conspiracy to destabilise the then Manmohan Singh government has been exposed.
“Let Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vinod Rai and all others tender an unconditional apology to the nation and admit their sinister role,” said Vallabh, adding that layers of the concerted and deep-rooted conspiracy to malign, defame and bring down the UPA-Congress government during UPA-II are getting exposed sequentially.
“The affidavit dated October 28, 2021 of the then CAG, Vinod Rai, tendering unconditional apology to Sanjay Nirupam on lying about the pressure being put vis-a-vis the role of the former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh in 2G spectrum case, has fully exposed the conspiracy,” said Vallabh.
“Does it now not appear that the then CAG, Vinod Rai, was the Agent Provocateur? To recollect, Vinod Rai had authored a CAG report that threw a sensational number of presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer in the grant of 2G spectrum licences,” he claimed, alleging that the report was a “figment of imagination” and a “flight of fancy”.
Vallabh asserted that the then director general, audit, P&T (post and telecommunications) in the CAG, RP Singh, who was the principal 2G spectrum auditor, told the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum that no loss had been caused to the exchequer. “When he had forwarded these findings to the CAG headquarters (Vinod Rai was then CAG), he was taken off the audit and the findings were changed. It is also a fact that Vinod Rai could never substantiate the 2G spectrum report,” Vallabh claimed.
The Congress spokesperson also lashed out at Gen. (retd) VK Singh, Kiran Bedi, Baba Ramdev, Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP-RSS whom he charged of launching a “vicious and malicious campaign”. “The final aim appeared to be to somehow install a BJP government led by Narendra Modi,” Vallabh said. After the episode, Vallabh said only India lost its robust growth story, its surging economy, its inclusive growth, its independence of institution, its steadfast commitment to democracy and constitution.


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