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2G Scam | 28 April 2011

2G Scam | 28 April 2011
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First Published: Thu, Apr 28 2011. 11 58 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Apr 28 2011. 11 58 AM IST
Hindustan Times
PMO indirectly helped ‘dubious’ Raja, says PAC draft
New Delhi: Confirming the worst fears of the UPA government, the public accounts committee of Parliament headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has in its draft report on the 2G spectrum scam slammed the prime minister’s office (PMO) and the cabinet secretariat for their failure to rein in former telecom minister A Raja. (read story)
The Times of India
PAC slams PM and PMO for letting Raja run amok
New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office and the PM himself have been put in the dock by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the 2G scam for their inaction despite former telecom minister A Raja leaving no doubt about his plans to go ahead with the controversial allocation of spectrum, which has now blown up into a major scam. (read story)
The Hindu
Draft PAC report slams Raja for ‘dubious designs’
New Delhi: The draft report of the Public Accounts Committee on the 2G spectrum allocation scandal comes down heavily on the former Communications Minister, A. Raja, for not heeding the Prime Minister’s advice, for ignoring the Law and Justice Ministry’s suggestion that a group of Ministers be set up to examine issues related to grant of telecom licences and related matters, for not properly consulting the Telecom Commission and, above all, for arbitrarily changing cut-off dates for the first come, first served policy adopted for grant of licences and spectrum. (read story)
The Indian Express
PM knew of Raja moves, call him in, Balwa tells court
New Delhi: Counsel for 2G scam accused Shahid Usman Balwa today asked the special CBI court to make Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a witness because he had been “in the loop” on decisions taken by former telecom minister A Raja. (read story)
The Economic Times
Corporates tried to influence govt formation, says PAC
New Delhi: The draft report of the Public Accounts Committee on the 2G scam has said corporate entities tried to interfere with the UPA government formation. The report said that the Radia tapes gave a peep into the affairs of governance. (read story)
Daily News & Analysis
I-T department to give transcript of Radia tapes to CBI, ED: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme court today directed the income tax department to provide a transcript of tapped conversations of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia with corporate honchos, politicians and bureaucrats to CBI and ED which are probing 2G scam case. (read story)
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First Published: Thu, Apr 28 2011. 11 58 AM IST
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