Congress is trying to cover up their fault: Dharmendra Pradhan

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2017 19:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 21 (ANI): Hours after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court acquitted all the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation cases, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that the Congress is trying to cover up their fault.

Speaking to ANI, Union Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan said, "Congress is looking for excuses to cover up their fault. What does it have to say about the auctions which were done then?"

Earlier in the day, the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court acquitted all the accused, including former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi, involved in the scam.

The verdict was announced nearly seven years after the first arrest was made by the CBI in 2011.

After the verdict was pronounced, the Congress party said that the verdict of special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on the 2G spectrum allocation cases proved the innocence of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

The alleged scam 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 public exchequer.

It was among the major corruption scandals that came to light during the second term of the UPA government headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Meanwhile, the CBI had announced that it would challenge the verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation case as the court may have had not appreciated the evidence in its proper perspective. (ANI)

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