Did everything on 2G in consultation with PM, says A Raja

After a draft report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G scam indicated the involvement of former Telecom minister A Raja in misleading the Prime Minister, the DMK MP has hit back saying that he had taken all decisions in relation to allocating 2G spectrum, in consultation with the PM.

"I did everything in consultation with the Prime Minister," Raja told reporters today.

"I have full faith in the judiciacry. I will send a detailed report to the JPC. I will prove my innocence," the former telecom minister added.

The former telecom minister has pleaded innoncence. AFP

The former telecom minister has pleaded innoncence. AFP

Raja, who was arrested and released on bail for his alleged involvement in the allocation of 2G spectrum licenses had earlier sought permission to appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

However, despite insistence from the BJP, the former telecom minister was never summoned to depose before the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

A draft copy of the report which was made public further said that the main culprit in the case was then Telecom Minister A Raja, who changed the norms without informing the prime minister.

The report has stated that 2G spectrum was allocated on a first come first serve basis and the telecom ministry should have adopted the auctions instead.


Updated Date: Apr 19, 2013 15:35 PM

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