Lucknow, Jun 4 : BJP on Friday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should sack Union Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran if he did not resign on his own in the wake of allegations of a quid pro quo in awarding spectrum to Aircel. “Maran has no right to continue. There are clear evidences that when the Malaysian company made the investment he was the minister,” BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said. Briefing reporters on resolutions adopted at the party's national executive meet, he said BJP demanded action against all influential people involved in scams and corruption cases of the UPA government.
Terming the 2G as the biggest scam, he said the opposition has to take tough stand to pursue its demand due to the adamant attitude of the government.
“Even the Supreme Court had to ask as to why silence was maintained. It's conspiracy of silence and culpability of indifference,” he alleged, questioning why UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi did not speak on corruption issue. The BJP spokesman alleged scam worth Rs 85,000 crore in the coal ministry when the department was held by the Prime Minister.
He alleged that the government's attitude on 2G scam was not to check corruption, but to cover it up. “If the SC had not asked the PM to file an affidavit, the CBI would have not progressed further,” Javadekar said. He said the CWG scam has also been included in the resolution and inaction on Shunglu committee report was deliberated upon.
“Cancellation of CVC appointment by the SC is a slap on the face of the government,” he said.He also alleged that the government had no interest in brining back the black money stashed in foreign banks. PTI