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Nov 24, 2012 at 10:16am IST

CAG 2G report row: DMK to move motion for discussion in Parliament

New Delhi: The ruling-coalition UPA's key constituent, the DMK will move a motion in Parliament for a discussion on the charges levelled by ex-CAG audit officer RP Singh against BJP leader and Public Accounts Committee Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi, government sources say.

The government is understood to be in favour of a discussion over the charge by the former Director General, Post and Telecommunications, CAG, that Joshi had called audit officials to his house for preparation of the PAC report on 2G scam that indicted the government.

Joshi even offered to resign if the allegations against him could be proved. RP Singh alleged that he was told to sign on the 2010 audit report to Parliament that had estimated a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore on account of spectrum sale.

Singh claimed that he had estimated a loss of Rs 2645 crore and he had signed the report containing Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss on the orders of his superiors. There were charges and counter charges between BJP and and the Congress and the Union Ministers latched on to Singh's claims to attack BJP and Joshi.

(With additional information from PTI)