The JPC probing the 2G spectrum scam and India`s telecom pricing policy from 1998 to 2009 has examined only one witness in the four months since its first meeting, raising doubts if it will meet its September deadline.
CBI is likely to question
former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with
alleged favours shown to by him in spectrum allocation to some
telecom companies as alleged by former Aircel Chief C
In the line of fire over allegations
of a quid pro quo in the 2G scam, Union Minister Dayanidhi
Maran on Thursday rejected charges that his family owned Sun
Television Network was a beneficiary of pay-offs.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed as "highly unfortunate" the controversy that had erupted involving Parliament`s PAC led by senior BJP leader MM Joshi on the draft report in the 2G spectrum issue.
Congress said the 2G spectrum scam, in which two top DMK leaders, including Chief Minister M Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi, have been named as accused in CBI chargesheet, will not affect its ties with its key regional ally.
Parliament`s PAC has asked Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar, Principal Secretary in PMO TKA Nair, A-G Goolam Vahanvati, CBI Director AP Singh and Law Secretary DR Meena to depose before it on April 15-16 in the 2G spectrum case.
The office of A-G has said he had offered advice as Solicitor General to the then External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee
and Telecom Minister A Raja in 2007 on 2G spectrum issues but it was not written and there is no copy.
The allegation that 2G was allocated to a few favourites of former telecom minister A
Raja was clear from CBI probe which showed that Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa obliged one of them, the CBI has said.