New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday stepped up its verbal attack on home minister P. Chidambaram and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his alleged role in the irregular allotments of second-generation (2G) spectrum.
The BJP, in a meeting on the findings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the scam, indicated that it would start a nationwide campaign seeking action against Chidambaram.
The parliamentary oversight body headed by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had in its report questioned Chidambaram’s role in the scam during his stint as the Union finance minister.
Yashwant Sinha, a BJP leader in the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), formed to investigate the charges of irregular spectrum allocation, said Chidambaram was directly responsible for the scam. “We all have seen all the documents on the issue. Until P. Chidambaram does not come under the CBI lens, the 2G spectrum case will not be solved,” he said.
An email and text messages sent to Chidambaram’s office and personal staff, respectively, on Thursday evening remained unanswered at the time of going to print.
BJP president Nitin Gadkari said his party would start the campaign against the government on the basis of the PAC report.