Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has swung to the defence of
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and asserted that the BJP is
targeting him on the issue of 2G spectrum licences for acting
against the ‘Sanghi' terror.
“The Sangh [RSS] has made him a target since Chidambaram has
stepped up investigations in the terror cases involving people
from RSS", The Hindu quoted Digvijay Singh as saying.
Digvijay Singh was talking to
reporters here in New Delhi September 24.
Taking serious exception to the statement of senior BJP leader and
former Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, that Chidambaram deserved
to be in the same cell at Tihar where Raja is lodged, Singh said,
“Chidambaram is a man of integrity, a man of competence and there
is no question of any charges against him.”
Singh maintained that it was during the NDA regime headed by A.B.
Vajpayee that the policy of allotment of telecom circles was
changed from the competitive tendering introduced by the Narasimha
Rao-led Congress government.
“They had changed the policy for the same licence holders and
introduced the provisions of licence fee and revenue sharing. Did
no loss occur due to this? The CAG has also reported on that
decision and quantified the loss by change of policy. Should they
also not go to Tihar jail by the same logic,” he said.