AIADMK targets Telecom Minister over Spectrum allocation
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Last Updated: Monday, December 07, 2009, 18:59
New Delhi: AIADMK on Monday targeted Telecom Minister A Raja over the Spectrum allocation issue and accused the government of coming to the "rescue of the guilty".

Raising the issue of irregularities in spectrum allocations during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, V Maitreyan (AIADMK) alleged that Raja in his affidavit before the High Court concealed the letter written by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to keep in abeyance the entire procedure of 2G Spectrum allocation.

DMK member Tiruchi Shiva, however, protested saying the name of the minister, who belongs to his party, should not be taken when he is not present in the House.

Maitreyan also clashed with Union Minister V Narayanasamy, when he, pointing towards the treasury benches, said, "They are coming to the rescue of the guilty".

He said substantial incriminatory documents have been unearthed in the CBI raids in offices of the telecom ministry and that Raja will tamper with evidence if he continues to head the ministry.

Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP) also supported Maitreyan saying it was a very serious matter.

R C Singh (CPI) expressed concern over the incident of loot of the money of labourers from UP and Bihar in Ludhiana by a bikers' gang and alleged that the police provoked local youths to attack them.

Rajniti Prasad (RJD) said the minister concerned should give a reply on the issue as such incidents are happening in many states, where local police also do not act on the complaints of migrant labourers.

S S Ahulwalia (BJP) said it will be unfortunate if Punjab government fails to check the incidents of attacks on migrant labourers and loot of their money as they have played a significant role in the agricultural and industrial growth of the state.

Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi (BJP) raised the issue of spread of Swine Flu in Rajasthan and demanded that the Centre should intervene and evoke Epidemic Act in the state to control the disease.

Syed Azeez Pasha (CPI) demanded that the process of allotment of flats to beneficiaries under the cooperative scheme in Dwarka should be quickened as it is not happening despite the matter being taken up at high levels.


First Published: Monday, December 07, 2009, 18:59

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