Testifying as a defence witness in the 2G spectrum allocation case, former telecom minister A. Raja told a special court here Wednesday that he "apprised" then prime minister Manmohan Singh about various telecom-related issues.
The CBI asked for more time from a court to file its response on Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa`s plea for permission to withdraw the answers he gave in response to the court`s query in the ongoing trial in the 2G scam case.
BJP President Rajnath Singh attacked Rahul Gandhi over alleged land deals involving his brother-in law Robert Vadra, saying just like the 2G scam there is also a "jija ji scam" during the Congress` rule.
Institutions like CAG and CVC may have drawn flak from the government which blamed them for policy paralysis but President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised these bodies and the Election Commission for their impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence.
The office of CAG, which hogged limelight for coming up with presumptive loss figures in 2G, CWG and Coal blocks allocation scams, was today termed by President Pranab Mukherjee as the "conscience keeper" of the government.
Against the backdrop of Opposition parties terming the JPC report on 2G scam as a "fraud", panel chief PC Chacko on Wednesday claimed he had followed due procedure in adopting the document and gave members sufficient time to raise objections to the draft.
Two years after the commencement of trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, a special court today concluded the recording of statement of CBI witnesses in the case involving former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi.
Former Telecom Minister A Raja`s written submission before the JPC, in which he had claimed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in the loop over policy decisions, does not form part of the panel`s report on 2G spectrum scam.
The main opposition party, BJP, on Thursday submitted a dissent note against the Joint Parliamentary Panel`s (JPC) draft report on the 2G spectrum scam, alleging a "cover-up" by the Congress government.
Scrutiny of the tapped conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with influential people has revealed that they were not restricted to 2G spectrum alone and "throw light on different" spheres including, recruitment of members in Railway Board, the Supreme Court said on Friday.