Congress leader Kapil Sibal on 21 December welcomed the acquittal of the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases by the special CBI court and sought an apology from former CAG Vinod Rai, who had audited the case.
Sibal stressed the court's decision had proved there was no scam in the allocation of 2G spectrum.
"I have never made a U-turn from any of my statement. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and CBI are experts in this. Today my remark has been proved. There was no corruption and no loss in the case. If there is any scam then it is of all lies. These lies were of Opposition and Vinod Rai," he said.
"Now since the judgement has been pronounced, Vinod Rai should apologise. The theory of presumptive loss has been proved wrong," he added.
The senior Congress leader further said it was the BJP who took complete advantage of the said scam to garner votes during elections.
"The telecom sector is in a dire stage today, thanks to Vinod Rai and the Opposition. Today my position, the UPA Government's position have been vindicated. This is most unfortunate that the country had to go through this," Sibal said.
The verdict in the case was announced on Thursday morning, nearly seven years after the first arrest was made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2011.