Raja wants to appear before JPC on 2G case as witness

Feb 24 2013, 00:11 IST
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SummaryA Raja, former telecom minister and prime accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, created a flutter on Saturday by making a strong pitch to appear before the JPC as a witness, claiming he has been “condemned unheard”.

A Raja, former telecom minister and prime accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, created a flutter on Saturday by making a strong pitch to appear before the JPC as a witness, claiming he has been “condemned unheard”.

Raja’s request to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar comes days after Attorney General GE Vahanvati blamed him for various issues before the joint parliamentary committee (JPC).

He has also been blamed for the 2G scam by other witnesses before the special CBI court.

“The truth of the matter is being suppressed on the basis of preconceived notions, deliberate bias, faulty investigation and erroneous conclusions. “...perhaps the most telling example of this situation is the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 02.02.2012, where specific and prejudicial observations were made against me without giving me a hearing”, Raja wrote in the letter.

There was no immediate reaction of JPC chairman PC Chacko to the request.

Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi steered clear of the issue, while an AIADMK leader said it was a fight between the DMK and Congress and his party would not get into it.

Raja met Kumar at her office on Friday and handed over a letter expressing his willingness to appear as a witness before the JPC.

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