‘DMK didn’t recommend anyone for Tel portfolio’

DMK chief M Karunanidhi said his party was not adamant in getting the Telecom portfolio to A Raja during UPA government formation in 2009.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 00:53 AM IST

Chennai: With DMK facing increasing heat on the 2G spectrum scam, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said his party was not adamant in getting the Telecom portfolio to A Raja during UPA government formation in 2009.

DMK had not recommended anyone to get any particular post, Karunanidhi said amid the storm over the Niira Radia tapes about hectic lobbying for Telecom portfolio for Raja before government formation in 2009.

Since Raja was Telecom Minister when UPA was power in 2007, the same portfolio was allocated to him in 2009, he said in the party mouthpiece, `Murasoli`, here.
Refuting reports that Raja was made Telecom Minister following telephonic conversations between "two persons", he said certain media had blown up the matter, which was "baseless."
On 2G spectrum issue, Karunanidhi charged certain sections of the media instead of reporting what CAG had said were writing `wrongly` about the whole issue.

He also claimed Raja had adopted the same policy of the BJP-led NDA government in allocation of spectrum.

PTI