After Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Janata Dal(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda for an “informal” discussion over a cup of tea. “My secretary got a call from the Prime Minister’s Office a few days back. The message was that Mr Modi wants to meet me … he has invited me for […]
The court has fixed the case for May 29 when CBI’s prosecutor will rebut the arguments of the accused.
I have not used public office to enrich myself, family or friends, says former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Singh also questioned BJP government’s claims on economic development, saying rural India was under acute distress and the economic recovery was fragile.
Meanwhile, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the revelations spoke a lot of how the UPA government functioned.
An accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal also claimed that the CBI wanted him to “implicate” Arun Shourie and Ratan Tata in the case.
Congress’ Surjewala said that after retirement, he had also served as a director in the firm of controversial Niira Radia, who had only recently given clean chit by the CBI.
“The decision regarding final allocation was taken by the Minister of Coal, who was the then Prime Minister.” Rao’s counsel said.
By privatising slivers of State-owned companies and allowing public-private partnerships, the government has been able to raise capital from the private sector.
Singh, who was speaking on the sidelines of the GK Reddy Memorial National Award function to confer an award posthumously on veteran journalist Vinod Mehta, however, said that the finance minister (Arun Jaitley) had denied such reports.
Grover also argued that Raja had changed the cut-off date for receiving applications for grant of 2G licences.
Birla, Parakh and 3 others also get relief, CBI gets notice.
“Any person wanting to be a part of Congress can now apply through their smartphones,” said Ajay Maken.
Wants summons quashed; Birla too files plea.
On coal, Manmohan Singh made the case for auctions. And also took the discredited allotment route.