Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that the Aircel-Maxis deal is a very big scam and it impeaches on the national security.
Swamy also accused former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran of misusing his office for the sale of Aircel to Maxis.
Swamy said, "Dayanidhi Maran forced national company to sell to foreign company and then Finance Minister P Chidambaram ensured he got 100 percent shares".
CBI in 2011 had filed its FIR in the case alleging that then Telecom Minister Dayanidhi had used his influence to help Malayasian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan acquire Aircel by coercing its owner Chinnakannan Sivasankaran.
It was alleged by former Aircel chief C Sivasankaran that the then Telecom Minister had favoured Malaysia-based Maxis group in the takeover of his company and in return investments were made by the company through Astro network in a company owned by the Maran family.
CBI has named Dayanidhi, his brother Kalanithi Maran, Maxis owner T Ananda Krishnan, senior executive Ralph Marshall three companies on charges of criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act.
With Agency Inputs
First Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:56