2G judgement speaks for itself: Manmohan Singh

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2017 12:31 IST

New Delhi [India] Dec 21 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the judgement on 2G spectrum allocation scam case speaks for itself.

His statement came after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday morning acquitted all the accused, including former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi, in the case.

"We respect the court's verdict. The court's statement has to be respected and I am glad that the court has pronounced unambiguously that all this massive propaganda against the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government was without any foundation. The judgement speaks for itself," Dr Singh told reporters here.

The alleged 2G scam was among the major corruption scandals that came to light during the second term of the UPA government headed by Dr Singh.

It relates to the granting of 2G spectrum licence allocations in 2007-08 which caused, according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer.(ANI)