Cong uses BSY scam to defend Raja

BJP asked to come clean on CMs land deal

Cong uses BSY scam to defend Raja

It asked the BJP to first clarify on alleged allotment of government land to B S Yeddyurappa’s kin in Karnataka.

“Before raising accusations against anybody, the BJP should look inwards. A piece of government land was allotted to a private company owned by Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa’s two sons during his chief ministership,” party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters.

“As long as the BJP does not give a clarification to this, they do not have the right to speak on such issues,” he said.

He alleged that the chief minister was instrumental in getting the land registry done for the particular company which was formed just a month earlier.

“It is strange that in May the company was formed and in June government land was allotted to it,” he said.

Reports had it that a piece of land acquired from two people by the Bangalore Development Authority was later sold off to Yeddyurappa’s son and son-in-law.
The Congress also made it clear that the UPA would not take any action against Raja — at least for now.

Raja’s take

Responding to former telecom secretary D S Mathur’s charge, Telecom Minister A Raja said the official himself was part and parcel of all decisions on 2G spectrum allocation.
“Mathur was part and parcel of all discussions and decisions. The note and file were also signed by him on November 7, 2007,” Raja told reporters in Chennai.

Raja said suggestions on likely availability of spectrum were also useful in arriving at the cut-off date of September 25, 2007, for allocation of the airwaves. He did not, however, specify who made the suggestions.

Asked whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would ask him to resign, Raja shot back saying the question is “fictitious.”

On the CBI inquiry into the spectrum scam, he said there was no probe against him.

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