PM holds consultations with colleagues on 2G order
New Delhi: Hours after Supreme Court cancelled
122 licences for 2G spectrum, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday held consultations with his senior colleagues on the issue and its implications.
Singh held the consultations soon after the meetings of
Cabinet and Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, sources
At the meeting, the implications of the apex court
verdict are understood to have been deliberated upon.
Officially, the government has stated that it welcomes
the judgement and rejected suggestions that it was an
indictment of the Prime Minister or Home Minister P
Chidambaram, who was the Finance Minister in 2008 when the
licences were issued.
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters that the
government will abide by the judgement that the spectrum
should be auctioned.
While the government is treading cautiously on the issue,
a section feels that a curative petition could be filed in
connection with January 31 order of the apex court which
indicted the PMO on failure to decide on prosecuting A Raja in
In that order, the Supreme Court had set a limit of four
months for deciding the issue of sanction for prosecution of
corrupt public servants.
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