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Raja assured me of transparency in 2G allocation: PM

Posted by on February 16, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said that former telecom minister A. Raja has assured him of complete transparency in the allocation of 2G spectrum.

“I wrote a letter to Raja on Nov 2, 2007. I listed a number of issues that you must look into and (ensure) they are dealt (with) in (an) equitable, fair and transparent manner. One of the issues that I asked him to look into was the possibility from the legal and technical angle of having an auction of spectrum,” he told a gathering of television editors in an extensive media interaction covering all burning issues facing the country.

“He wrote back to me on the same day saying I had been absolutely transparent in dealings I will be so in the future and you have my assurance that I have done nothing and I will do nothing that will be consistent to the promise that I have made to you,” Manmohan Singh added.

He said that there were some media reports on the issue and some telecom companies had raised concerns about the manner of spectrum allocation.

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