2G Scam | 7 June 2011

2G Scam | 7 June 2011

The Times of India

CBI court allows Goenka to sign company papers

New Delhi: Vinod Goenka, Dynamix Balwa Realty managing director and an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, was on Monday allowed by a special CBI court to sign a board resolution to appoint an additional director in a company in which he is a director. The court also allowed Goenka to sign the balance sheet and other documents of DB Realty. (read story)


Maran may be dropped from Cabinet: sources

New Delhi: DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran could be dropped from Cabinet in the next reshuffle for his alleged involvement in the 2G scam, according to sources. Dayanidhi Maran is likely to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi on Tuesday. (read story)

Hindustan Times

Maran forced me to sell out: former Aircel owner to CBI

New Delhi: Entrepreneur C Sivasankaran has told the CBI that Dayanidhi Maran’s policies as telecom minister forced him to sell his company Aircel to Malaysian firm Maxis. The Maran family and Maxis owner T Ananda Krishnan have had close business links for years as reported last week by Hindustan Times. (read story)


BSNL staff strike, want Maran sacked

Chennai: Members of the National Federation of Telecom Employees (BSNL) on Monday staged a demonstration in front of the BSNL office on Anna Salai, demanding the removal of Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran from the post for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. (read story)

The Economic Times

BSNL Union wants PM to sack Dayanidhi Maran

Chennai: The National Federation of Telecom Employees of the BSNL Chennai Circle held a demonstration here today, demanding that the prime minister sack minister for textiles, Dayanidhi Maran for his alleged involvement in laying telephone cables when he was telecom minister, that were reportedly used by the Sun TV group, controlled by his brother Kalanithi Maran. (read story)

Maran in knots of trouble

New Delhi: Sharad Pawar and Narendra Modi have accused him of short-changing farmers. Fifty MPs say the $65-billion Indian textiles industry, and country’s largest employer after agriculture, is on its knees. As minister, the buck clearly stops with Maran. Only this time he is not wholly to blame. Good politics is often bad economics. (read more)