2G Scam | 23 September 2011

2G Scam | 23 September 2011

Hindustan Times

Chidambaram has my full confidence, says PM

New Delhi: Coming out strongly in defence of P Chidambaram, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the home minister enjoyed his “full confidence". (read story)

The Times of India

DoT, not finance ministry, culprits, SC informed

New Delhi: The CBI has inquired into all documents, which formed the basis of the March 25 controversial note of the finance ministry to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and found no criminality attached to the decisions taken by then finance minister P Chidambaram relating to the 2G spectrum. (read story)

Economic Times

No criminality attached to P Chidambaram in allocation of 2G spectrum: CBI to SC

New Delhi: CBI has told the Supreme Court that there was no criminality attached to the then finance minister P Chidambaram in the allocation of 2G spectrum. If the SC orders an inquiry against Chidambaram on the basis of March 25 note of the Finance Ministry to the PMO, it would do a great damage to the democratic institution, CBI said. (read story)

Daily News & Analysis

SC role: Government applying different yardsticks

New Delhi: The all-out attempts being made by the Union government and the Central Bureau of Investigation to thwart any possibility of the Supreme Court monitoring the Rs1.76 lakh crore spectrum scam in the light of home minister P Chidambaram’s name being tossed up by the key petitioner belie the government’s vowed faith in the judicial screening of matters which, of course, aren’t troublesome for the ruling party. (read story)

India Today

2G probe: Govt pitches for limited SC role

New Delhi: Facing heat over the demand for a probe into the role of home minister P. Chidambaram in the 2G scam, the Centre on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to not cross the ’Laxman Rekha’ by continuing to monitor the probe even after the filing of the chargesheet in the case. (read story)