After acquittal of all the accused in the 2 G scam by a special CBI court on Thursday, the Congress demanded an apology from the former CAG Vinod Rai.
The party also demanded the resignation of Mr Rai from all the posts being held by him. Reacting to the court's order, senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said at the Parliament premises here, "CAG's allegation was based on estimates, and estimates cannot stand in the judicial process".
He said Mr Rai should apologise to the country and at the same time, he should resign from all the posts that the present government has appointed him in.
Mr Moily said the decision to allot 2G spectrum without bidding was the decision of the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, while the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government started the allocation system on basis of bid. Therefore, if it is a crime, then the NDA government should be blamed for this.
He said the media created a hawk over the CAG report and the BJP exploited it to such an extent that it played an important role in power change at the Centre.
Another Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that while the court's verdict has to be respected and it proved that the charges imposed on the UPA were wrong.