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No deviation in spectrum allocation: Raja

[Express Buzz, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:30 No Comment]

Sonia With the CBI raids in the offices of the Telecommunication Ministry creating a tricky situation for minister A Raja, the Congress on Monday took the moral high-ground saying that it has ‘zero tolerance’ towards corruption.

This, of course, is the official line. Off record, senior Congress leaders said that they expected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi would not insist on ‘defending the indefensible’.  Karunanidhi was an astute politician who would not expose his party or the UPA government to opposition mudslinging or allow a media witch-hunt to unroll, they said. The Congress is, in fact, waiting for Karunanidhi to take a call on the issue. A top DMK functionary is expected to meet Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel with a message from the CM.

For the moment, the Congress is sticking to a standard line for public consumption. “In the Congress, we are for transparency in public life. We espouse a policy of zero tolerance towards corruption,” party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said. Anticipating a united BJP-Left Opposition backlash in the Winter Session of Parliament on 2G spectrum allocation, the party tried to wash its hands off the issue. Ahmed insisted that ‘the relevant facts can only emerge from the government and not from the party’.

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