Congress to comment on CAG report after studying it

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday reserved its comments on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on 2G spectrum allocation and said it would react only after studying the document.

‘The CAG report has been tabled. We will react to the report after we have studied it,’ Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said here.

Asked about the opposition demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into 2G spectrum allocation, Tewari said the party had already made its position clear on the issue.

The Congress had Monday said there was no need of a JPC as the Public Accounts Committee would look into the CAG report. The party had also said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was already investigating the 2G spectrum allocation controversy.

The CAG report tabled Tuesday noted that the presumptive loss caused to the exchequer through spectrum allocation to 122 licencees and 35 dual technology licences in 2007-08 was Rs 1,76,645 crore (Rs.1.76 trillion/approx $39 billion).

A. Raja had Sunday resigned as communications and information technology minister after the opposition stepped up its demand that he be sacked.

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