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PM, Vinod Rai must apologise to the nation on 2G spectrum issue, Salman Kurshid

- November 2, 2021

Chennai, Nov 2 (BPNS)

Senior leader of Congress party and former Union minister, Salman Kurshid has come out against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) Vinod Rai for maligning the Congress party in the 2G spectrum issue. He was addressing media persons at Chennai on Tuesday.

The senior Congress leader said that the affidavit of Vinod Rai to Sanjay Nirupam that what he said during the 2G spectrum issue was untrue proved that he had thrown all morality, honesty, and decency to the wind. He said that many of these people including Narendra Modi, Vinod Rai, Gen V.K. Singh, Kiran Bedi, Baba Ramdev, Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal, and Anna Hazare who were part of the anti-corruption must apologise before the nation.

He said that Vinod Rai is presently the Chairman of the Banking Services Recruitment Board and that he had not uttered a single word in the huge banking scam that was taking place in the country after the Government of Narendra Modi has come to power in 2014.

Kurshid said that there was not a single statement from the former C&AG regarding the 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank bank fraud as well as several other banking scams that had rocked the nation. He said that Vinod Rai was silent on Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Lalit Modi,  Vijay Mallya, and several others who had fled the country after committing banking fraud amounting to thousands of crores.

He said that several media personalities including television anchors are silent in the banking fraud while they had made huge noises during the 2G scam. Salman Kurshid the final aim in the 2G spectrum scam was to somehow install the Narendra Modi government.

The former Union minister said that the impact of 2G spectrum scam was affecting the Congress party even today and that along with the Congress Party, the country has also suffered. He pointed out the huge rise in fuel prices and the kind of corruption that was never witnessed before.

He also said that the affidavit of Vinod Rai fully exposed the conspiracy to malign, defame and bring down the UPA government led by Congress party.

The Senior Congress leader said that the party would raise the matter in every forum during the winter session of the parliament. He also said that the court had not found any evidence of wrongdoing in 2G spectrum allocation.