"The BJP has been exposed for its untruth and propaganda against Congress. Will Modiji and BJP come forward to own up the sinister maligning machinations and apologise to the nation?" Opposition party had made wrong allegations against the erstwhile UPA government.
"We respect the court's judgement".
"I don't want to boast anything".
"2G verdict is a vindication of our stand". He has also taken to saying that Modi has stopped using the word "corruption" in his speeches.In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, such was the sweep of the Narendra Modi wave that the BJP surprised itself by winning a seat in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari. "The BJP created a poll issue out of the case when the UPA was in power". In all, there were 17 accused, including Raja and Kanimozhi, both leaders of the Congress ally DMK, in this case that also included three corporate entities.
Friction between the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Congress-led opposition could worsen after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday acquitted all 17 accused in the 2G scam case, which contributed to the ouster of the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The truth is, however, out in the open that BJP made a profession out of its conspiracy of lies and falsehoods to gain power at any cost. "Today is the day for fixing accountability and responsibility". "The verdict is a huge relief for Congress".More news: Houthi missile fired towards Riyadh intercepted by Saudis
What makes the lower court order even more curious as it comes over five-and-half-years after two-judge bench of Supreme Court said, while cancelling 122 licences that A Raja "virtually gifted away the important national asset at throw away prices". He also debunked the presumptive loss theories in the allocation.
BJP spokeperson GVL Narsimha Rao said the judgement is a scathing indictment of the Mannohan Singh's government and his office.
Raja remained in jail for over 15 months while Kanimozhi was in prison for six months before they were granted bail.
Raja's statement seems a veiled attack on the section of Congress leaders as he and others from the party had to resign from the Manmohan Singh ministry and were jailed later on the charge-sheet filed by CBI.
Raja was accused of allocating airwaves and licenses for cellphone networks in exchange of kickbacks leading to an alleged loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore. Sibal had contradicted the CAG report, maintaining there was "zero loss" to the Government as a result of giving 2G licences to new players in 2008.
Former ministers in the UPA government, including P Chidambaram, M Veerappa Moily, Kapil Sibal, Anand Sharma and Manish Tewari, wanted Rai to be held accountable and demanded his resignation from the plum assignments he got from the Modi government.
The corruption cases that surfaced during the UPA-II regime are likely to have a direct implication in the upcoming eight state Assembly elections and the all-important 2019 parliamentary elections.