CAG proves AAP allegations against Kapil Sibal. Will now BJP Govt. initiate
Yesterday (on 1st August), the CAG report on telecommunications was placed in Parliament. The report rejects all the justifications given by Mr. Sibal and states that the penalty was wrongly reduced and Reliance was favoured. This corroborates the consistent stand taken by the Aam Aadmi Party that Mr. Sibal did an act of corruption for which he needs to be prosecuted.
Reliance had unilaterally discontinued its telecom services in rural areas, which is a serious violation of its license conditions. Its license ought to have been cancelled. However, instead of cancelling the license, the Department of Telecom had issued a show-cause notice to Reliance for a penalty of Rs 50 crore for a circle (since Reliance was operating in 13 circles, it was facing a potential penalty of Rs 650 crore).
Reliance, instead of restoring the services and replying to the notice, repeatedly sought for more time to respond. Thus Department moved to impose the penalty and the file was approved by all the officers upto the level of the Secretary. However, when the file reached the Minister Mr. Sibal, he overruled the officers and said that a penalty of only Rs five crore be imposed. The CAG has found this action to be totally unjustified, which unjustly favoured Mr. Anil Ambani’s companies more
All major politicians are willing to compromise national interest for selfish motives. In such a scenario, it would be expecting too much from the current govt. too, of any action against such 'controllers'. What we need is a kind of revolution against this corrupt dispensation and bring in clean, dedicated and sincere nationalists from amongst the common citizens. Nothing less would work. AAP must be supported and strengthened, even if only to put the fear of people in the minds of these political parties. The current spate of communally divisive activities should be shunned by masses. We all are born of this Mother Earth and shall go back into its lap only. As such we are a 'family' with no having any role in deciding which religion or class of household, we are born into. NOW IS THE TIME TO SHAKE UP THIS CORRUPT DISPENSATION AND BRING ABOUT A CHANGE. more