The majority concurs that the Prime Minister is personally culpable in the scam. The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, or CAG, with its severe indictment of A. Raja's role as Telecom Minister, has clearly embarrassed the Congress.
The Prime Minister, whose personal integrity is above board, still finds his credibility dented with the Opposition accusing him of looking the other way while Raja sold 2G spectrum for a song. It is the biggest political challenge before the Prime Minister. Singh has agreed to appear before Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) probing the scam to clear the stand of his government.
With the opposition pushing for a probe by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, or JPC, the stage appears set for a massive showdown.