Amid allegations and counter-allegations over the CAG's figure of presumptive losses in 2G allocation, Union minister Manish Tewari on Saturday demanded that the CAG explain the issue to clear the air over the matter.
“The nation needs to know how R2,645 crore of loss (in 2G allocation) turned a presumptive loss of R1.76 lakh crore. It can happen only if CAG is prepared to debate the entire 2G report on an open public platform of their own choosing," the information and broadcasting Minister said, noting that the confused public has the right to know the truth.
“Let there be a public debate. Let CAG come and answer because these sensational figures have derailed Indian story in the last two years. The (2G report) has made public discourse extremely vitiated," he said.