Chavan backs PM on 2G allocation

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday came out in strong support of PM Manmohan Singh against the backdrop of the SC remarks on delay in sanctioning prosecution of the telecom minister in 2G spectrum case.

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday came out in strong support of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the backdrop of the Supreme Court remarks on delay in sanctioning prosecution of the
telecom minister in 2G spectrum case.

"You can rest assure that the Prime Minister stands for
probity, transparency and if he finds any wrongdoing anywhere,
he will not spare any one," Chavan, who till recently was the
Minister of State in the PMO, told reporters.

He was replying to a question on observations made by the
apex Court against the Prime Minister in connection with the
2G spectrum allocation.

Chavan preceded his remarks by saying that he was now the
Chief Minister of Maharashtra though he had a long tenure in
the PMO.
"I think the PMO has adequately responded and they will
respond in Parliament. It is not for me to second guess what
is happening in Parliament now or what the PMO will do," he
said.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday had asked some
embarrassing questions on lengthy delay on the part of the
Prime Minister in taking a decision on Swamy`s plea for grant
of sanction to prosecute Raja in the Spectrum scam.

Bureau Report

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