The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has recently conducted their 4G spectrum auction, which had fetched only INR 77,814.80 crores as against the estimated 4 lakh crores, making it one of the shortest such sales in recent times. The total quantity of spectrum for which right to use has been acquired in these bands is 855.60 MHz. The incremental bids were for INR 668.20 crores, the bidding took place for spectrum in 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz and 2300 MHz bands. The participants did not bid in 700 MHz and 2500 MHz bands.
It is interesting to note that the auction has taken place under a regime of political gainers who have been misleading the people by shouting that INR 1.76 lakh crores had lost in corruption in the 2G spectrum issue. The 2G Spectrum scam trial had started several years ago in 2011 after the court framed charges against 17 accused in the CBI’s case for 2G spectrum offenses the punishment for which ranging from six months to life imprisonment.
The 2G scam was nothing but just a creation of the then Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) VinodRai. BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, took all the credit for ‘exposing’ the so-called scam and urged the government to immediately prove its “bonafides” by filing an appeal in the High Court.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had estimated a loss of INR 1.76 crores to the national exchequer in the allocation of 2G spectrum licenses to private players when the UPA government was in power between 2004 and 2009. The CBI had alleged in its charge sheet that there was a loss of INR 30,984 crores to the exchequer in allocation of licenses for 2G spectrum, which were later scrapped by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.
Back in 21 December 2017 in a major setback to CBI and former CAG, a special court in Delhi had acquitted all accused in 2G Scam including former telecom minister A. Raja and DMK Member of Parliament A.Kanimozhi.
In a tweet back in 22 December 2017, Subramanium had again said: “Government must prove its bonafides by filing an immediate appeal in the High Court,” Even before the announcement of the verdict, Swamy’s supporters were trending #Swamy Exposed Scam. So much issue for a scam that had never happened!!
It now very dreadful for the government; the government who has said that the 4G auction will generate revenue of INR 4 lakh crores, but, not even one-fifth came in the auction. Is it just a ploy by those who owe them to loot profiteering and shut down BSNL, the people's company? It can be easily understandable from the recent auction. The Indian government had sold a total of INR 77,800 crores worth of spectrum, out of which Jio accounts for approximately INR 57,100 crores, Airtel for ₹18,700 crores and Vodafone Idea for INR 2,000 crores accounting for nearly two-thirds of the total spectrum sold in the auction.
The former CAG Vinod Rai now had made no comment on this, who just ploy a fake 2G scam back in 2011. It’s because of this terrible plan of the defamers, the innocents were sent to prison. Now the people who showed loyalty to their master have got what they need, and are now keeping silent. Why is it that the evil media, which had blamed the party based on speculation, exaggerating the issue, and arguing on electronic media, are now saying nothing about it? It can be easily understood, that it was just a ploy to defame the Congress-DMK, the strong alliance in South.
Congress-DMK had very old and strong alliance and can go a level bit to expose the scams and defamers in coming days.
It is time for people to realize the truth and make decisions. It can be easily seen in the upcoming election.