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2G Scam | 08 July 2011

2G Scam | 08 July 2011
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First Published: Fri, Jul 08 2011. 10 13 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Jul 08 2011. 10 13 AM IST
Hindustan Times
Maran’s exit may not affect DMK-Cong ties
New Delhi: Dayanidhi Maran’s resignation from the Union Cabinet is unlikely to alter the DMK’s equations with the Congress or for that matter alter the dynamics of the UPA. The resignation came a day after the Congress core group concluded that Maran’s continuance in the union cabinet has become ‘untenable’ in the wake of his name coming under the Supreme Court’s scanner in the 2G scam. (read story)
The Times of India
Maran exit triggers lobbying for cabinet berths
Chennai: Quiet backroom manoeuvrings are on in the DMK with several senior MPs lobbying for the berths vacated by Dayanidhi Maran and A Raja. Sources say that the DMK silently is hoping to be compensated for the two cabinet posts, but DMK chief M Karunanidhi will not make any move to seek more berths or reopen channels of communication with the Congress leadership, sources confirmed. (read story)
Maran gone, BJP bays for Chidambaram’s blood
New Delhi: Terming the resignation of textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran ”long overdue”, the BJP on Thursday demanded that home minister P Chidambaram too should quit alleging the 2G scam took place after the finance ministry then headed by him changed its stand on spectrum allocation. (read story)
Daily News & Analysis
CBI case may seal Dayanidhi Maran’s fate
Mumbai: Dayanidhi Maran’s troubles are far from over. The CBI will soon register a case against the former cabinet minister for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allotment scandal. In its report on the 2G scam, the CBI has said Maran, the telecom minister in 2006, forced industrialist C Sivasankaran to sell his share in Aircel to the Maxis Group of Malaysia by stonewalling a request to grant the company UAS licences. (read story)
IBNLive
Will Maran’s exit hit Cong-DMK ties?
New Delhi: The DMK is unhappy with Dayanidhi Maran’s unceremonious exit from the Cabinet - Will Congress bite the bullet and dump the southern ally too? (read more)
The Hindu
‘Maran kept spectrum pricing out of GoM’
New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) that is probing the 2G spectrum allocation scam was on Thursday told by the Union Ministry of Finance how in 2006 the then Telecom Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, was able to remove the issue of spectrum pricing from the terms of reference (ToR) of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telecom. (read story)
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First Published: Fri, Jul 08 2011. 10 13 AM IST
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