Action on telcos to save PC, says BJP

Defending the telecom policy of the NDA regime, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said all decisions were taken by the Cabinet and did not favour any company. He alleged that Congress was back to its “old tricks” to targeting opposition parties.

“We had submitted proof against him (Home Minister P Chidambaram) recently and the prime minister has himself accepted that the 2G allocations were made only after Chidambaram gave his nod. So both Raja and Chidambaram are equally guilty. This is a case of complicity and equal responsibility,” Javadekar said here.

Reacting to the CBI raid on their premises, both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone on Saturday claimed that the spectrum was allotted to them only as per the government policy. “Spectrum allotted to us from time to time has been strictly as per the stated government policy,” said a spokesperson of Bharti Airtel.

“We are providing all details and correspondence to the authorities and shall provide complete support as needed in the matter,” he said.

Vodafone issued a statement saying: “There was a visit by CBI officials this morning at our office in Mumbai and Delhi seeking information related to the spectrum allocation to operators during 2001-02. All our documents are in complete compliance with the governing laws and regulations.” “Vodafone India is cooperating with officials and will provide them all required details,” the company added.

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