25 July 2011

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Know important 10 Points which A.Raja Said in his defense before Special CBI court in 2G scam case

Know important 10 Points which A.Raja Said in his defense
before Special CBI court in 2G scam case

2G Scam A. Raja blames Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his Defense before Special CBI court

Last November A. Raja was arrested for selling mobile network licences and 2G spectrum to ineligible companies.
Licenses will sold so cheaply that I call it companies got licenses free.
Pay Rs. 1 and in a month sell it for 4 Rs or 400 Rs. Then is it not free?

A.Raja was arrested on February 2 for his alleged role in the 2G scam, today began his arguments opposing charges of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy against him.

The CBI had begun its arguments on framing of charges against Raja and 16 others, including three telecom firms, from July 21 and had completed its arguments on July 23.

Advocate Sushil Kumar is representing A. Raja in 2G scam case.

Defending himself before a special CBI court for the first time, Raja said that he should be rewarded.

Know important 10 Points which A. Raja said in his defense before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge O P Saini.

Prime Minister and then Finance Minister P Chidambaram were aware of this. "The Finance Minister approved the sale in the presence of the PM. Let the Prime Minister deny it,"

Where is the crime? Where is the conspiracy?

Telenor buying a stake in Unitech Wireless and Etisalat buying a stake in DB Realty was totally legal as per the corporate law. The Finance Minister approved the sale in the presence of the PM. Let the Prime Minister deny it." And added, "What the telecom companies do after I give them spectrum is not my domain."

Raja said that the Prime Minister was aware of the sale of equity by Swan and Unitech to foreign companies.

If the policy pursued by me was wrong, then all former Telecom Ministers since 1993 should also be jail with me,"

Arun Shourie and Dayanidhi Maran too had distributed licences instead of auctioning them as telecom ministers.

As Telecom Minster Arun Shourie distributed 26 licences while Dayanidhi Maran distributed 25 and me (Raja) distributed 122 licences. Numbers make no difference, however, it is to be noted that none of them auctioned the spectrum. If they had done no wrong, why am I being questioned? Let them deny that they have not done what I did.

I was just following the 2003 Cabinet decision that is not to auction 2G spectrum. If I am following the law, I am not liable to be prosecuted. In fact, I should be rewarded."

Raja submitted that it is because of his policy that mobile phone call rates came down and they became affordable to even a 'rickshaw wala'.

"It was my obligation to social justice that every man on the street should have a mobile phone. I am a servant of my people and I made the call rates of mobile phone so cheap that even a 'rickshaw wala' or a maid servant can be seen using it,"

Raja told special CBI court that he had sent back the 2G file to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the latter should have called for a GoM if he had found any discrepancies.

Raja also pleaded before court that Chidambaram be made a witness in the 2G spectrum case.

Raja's lawyer Sushil Kumar accused judge O P Saini of carrying out an unfair trial.

Raja said that Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai is legally illiterate and a mere accountant whose findings had no sanctity in Criminal Law.

Further Raja said that why Tata is not accused in this case. His lawyer said that
The CBI estimated Rs 22000 crore loss from this scam. Out of this Rs 14000 crore was made by the Tatas. That is more than half the amount mentioned by the CBI. Where is that man? Why isn't he an accused?"

Names of past telecom ministers of India –

Sukh Ram in Congress government from 1991 to 1996

Ram Vilas Paswan from 1999 to 2001

Pramod Mahajan in NDA government from 2001 to 2003

Dayanidhi Maran in UPA-I from 2004 to 2006

Raja was Telecom Minister from 2007 to 2009.

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chitra July 25, 2011  

It's getting more and more interesting sm, thanks for sharing.

sm,  July 25, 2011  

chitra, thanks.

Kirtivasan Ganesan July 26, 2011  

To me, not utilising fully the spectrum allotted is loss. Otherwise it is profit to government.

Raja has helped government to make profit.

Bikram July 26, 2011  

very interesting .. thats why they say in hindi SAARE EK HI THAALI KE CHATTE BATTE HAIN :)

good info thanks


sm,  July 26, 2011  


sm,  July 26, 2011  

Bikramjit, thanks.