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Salman Khurshid writing book to tell UPA-II government's side of story

PTI 14 Nov 2014, 22:40:37 PM IST
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New Delhi: Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid today said the erstwhile government got all the bad name without any scams and he was writing a book to tell his side of the story on the UPA-II.

"In a crime, we really try someone for murder, even though no one has said 'A' has disappeared or 'B' has disappeared," Khurshid told reporters indicating that in his view the controversy over the 2G spectrum allocation and the coal block allocations was much ado about nothing.

The Congress leader said, he was writting a book -- "The Other Side of the Mountain--" to tell his side of the fact.

He also said judges of the Supreme Court in their advisory capacity said what we did was no wrong in the 2G case.

Khurshid, a former Law Minister and a former External Affairs Minister in the UPA-II govt, was of the view that there was no scams in the spectrum allocation and the coal block allocation and the government of the day can find out now as "we are not in power".

Recalling that former Union Minister Kapil Sibal had said that there was "zero loss" in the 2G case, the Congress leader said that he was writing the book as he has "duty to try to explain" what had happened as 'we had done no wrong" but still were "hammered for this".

Apparently referring to the CAG's findings that the loss in the 2G case was presumed to be Rs 1,76,000 crore, he claimed it was "not found" that one person has given even Rs 5 to another. He said what was seen in Tamil Nadu was giving of some corporate loans.

He said the Planning Commission in a paper had pitched for an affordable price to ensure maximum mobile connections in the country.

Besides, he said in the allocation of spectrum, no company was deprived and all got licence.