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Last Updated : Sep 23, 2011 07:55 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

PM, Chidu had 43 days to stop Raja, but didn't

Dates are turning out to be crucial to nailing the guilty in the 2G scam. On Wednesday, Firstpost published a letter from then Finance Minister P Chidambaram dated 15 January 2008 to the prime minister asking him to bury the past on spectrum charges and go for auctions in future.


Dates are turning out to be crucial to nailing the guilty in the 2G scam. On Wednesday, Firstpost published a letter from then Finance Minister P Chidambaram dated 15 January 2008 to the prime minister asking him to bury the past on spectrum charges and go for auctions in future.


This letter came exactly five days after then Communications Minister Andimuthu Raja, now in jail, had showered 122 letters of intent (LoIs) on telecom hopefuls, many of them undeserving. Some 43 days later, on 27 February 2008, Raja signed his first licence agreement.


Between these three dates (and many more) lies the story of a command failure at the level of the prime pinister and his finance chief who did not enforce what they believed in: selling spectrum by auctions to get a better price.

For complete story, click HERE.

First Published on Sep 22, 2011 04:18 pm
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