“My own concern is that if we come across any instance in my Council of Ministers, where I think serious issues of corruption are involved, I will take action. I have an obligation to take action and I will do that,” he said.
During an interaction with a group of editors, a questioner told Singh that there was a perception that India had “the most honest Prime Minister presiding over the most corrupt government”.
Therefore it would be useful if any action he takes against any minister is made public.
The Prime Minister responded by affirming, “if I get to know such cases, I will take action. Whenever situations have arisen I have asked ministers for their explanation.”
He then went on to refer to the allocation of Spectrum in which Telecom Minister A Raja allegations and said, “I did take adequate precaution. It is true that the public perception in some circles at least is that I did not not succeed”.
“But I am quite clear in my mind I did take account of what was appearing in the media where the conduct of a particular minister was being questioned. Now now the matter is still sub-judice. I would not not like to comment on that.”