Sitharaman Takes A Dig At UPA Govt; Accuses It Of Entering Into Fraud Deal

While commenting on the Supreme Court order upholding liquidation of the Devas Multimedia as a 'comprehensive one', she accused Congress of entering into a 'fraud and scandalous' deal with the company

Today, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took a jibe at the previous Congress-led UPA government. While commenting on the Supreme Court order upholding liquidation of the Devas Multimedia as a ‘comprehensive one’, she accused Congress of entering into a ‘fraud and scandalous’ deal with the company. Amid multiple allegations in 2011, the deal was discontinued by the Manmohan Singh government.

Addressing the media, Sitharaman mentioned that Antrix appeared in agreement with Devas in 2005 during the UPA government. However, it was a fraud deal, and the government did fraud with the people of India. Slamming the Congress government, she claimed that this kind of selling of primary endowments like wavelengths, satellites, or spectrum band, and giving it away to private parties in exchange for money can only be done by Congress.

Commenting on the apex court order, Sitharaman pointed out how it clearly portrayed that the UPA government was indulged in wrong practices. “The Antrix-Devas deal was against national security,” she said. The Minister further demanded an explanation from Congress as to how such kind of fraud was perpetrated on the people of India.

Back on Monday, in a hearing, the SC stated that the Devas Multimedia was a ‘case of fraud of a huge magnitude which cannot be brushed under the carpet, as a private list’. The statement comes as the latest remark on the controversial deal.

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