Antrix-Devas deal political lapse: BJPApril 18th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday described as a “political lapse” Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar blaming “procedural lapses” for the controversial Antrix-Devas deal that was annulled.
“It is not a procedural lapse but a political lapse,” party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said here.
A classified report by Chandrasekhar blamed “procedural lapses” for the Antrix-Devas Multimedia satellite deal that was annulled recently, and has recommended corrective measures in the power structure of ISRO and the Department of Space to ensure accountability.
“If it was a procedural lapse, what were they doing for five years? ISRO and Department of Space come directly under the prime minister, if the media and opposition had not built pressure, this deal would never had been cancelled,” Prasad said.
He also called upon the prime minister to fix individual responsibilities.
The deal involved giving on lease of S-band spectrum to Devas Multimedia at a low price.
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