PM backs PC as BJP attacks

On Saturday, opposition leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stepped up the ante against Home Minister P Chidambaram, saying he should be in jail with former telecom minister A Raja, for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.

"The proof against Chidambaram is overwhelming. The government has been soft on Chidambaram," BJP leader Yashwant Sinha told reporters in Delhi.

Taking a dig at the Congress-led UPA government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said that technology can instill transparency at a telecommunication convention in Gujarat.

Reacting to this controversy on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the PM said, "I will defend my ministers."

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