New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report on 2G spectrum allocation was based on facts and was unbiased, panel chief PC Chacko said on Friday as the opposition criticised the document for being prejudicial.

"After hard work of one-and-half years, I have made a draft report. It is not a biased report and is based on facts and on the written document. I hope it is acceptable to all the members of the JPC," he said.

The panel probing the 2G scam has reportedly blamed former telecom minister A Raja for the spectrum allocation and cleared Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram of any wrongdoing.

Chacko in his defence said that he had tried to make the draft report acceptable to all. "All these allegations were always there and in the past also there were many JPCs which were controversial. I was trying to make my draft report more acceptable to all leaders of the committee and have done a fair job, and I hope my draft is acceptable to majority of the committee...," he said.

On not summoning former telecom minister A Raja to give his views before the committee, Chacko said: "Raja wanted to appear before the committee, he wrote to me and I had invited Raja. I had two rounds of discussion with Raja. There were six telecom ministers during the 10-year period and Raja was not the only telecom minister; and if we call one minister, we have to call other ministers also.”

"Raja was an important person in this case so I suggested him that he can give us in writing his views over the issue," the Congress leader said, adding that the former minister had given a 13-page note that had been taken on record and circulated among members.

(JPN/Agencies)

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