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Raja turns tables

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on October 31, 2009

Raja alleges 1.6 Lakh Crore scam during NDA rule.

“The NDA Government is responsible for irrational decisions without any legal backing. The scam during the NDA regime could be much more than Rs 1.6 lakh crore.” Mr Raja facing allegations, of a Rs 60,000-crore spectrum scam, from the BJP said that he will not resign. “Ours is a Government that has followed all rules to the letter and spirit by following the regulations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India,” he said.

Source  : HBL (Emp added)


1. Obviously there is no story behind it.

2. Raja forgets that the DMK was also part of the NDA government.

3. Were there any letter pad companies that made windfall ?

4. Even if there was a scam, let us finish this investigation first and then get on to the next one.

5. Note the “Ours is a government…” quote.  This is a clear signal that the Congress cant wiggle out and pin blame on Raja alone.  Sachin Pilot in on stage and would agree.

This CBI case is dead on arrival. The people of India have lost 60K Cr because their property (airwaves) has been stolen. The only way for this story to make more headway is for the media to latch on to this. In the 90’s the media would stay put on corruption stories and that was in no small way for the downfall of the Congress. What happened “post liberalization” ?

 

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  1. Barbarindian said, on October 31, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Is there any basis for the 1.6 Lakh crore valuation? Raja can not use current market price to retroactively inflate the value of the spectrum given away for free then. In fact, it is amusing that he accuses the NDA Govt. of “irrational decisions” and then pursues the same ideas.

    Needless to say what makes it a scam is the money trail. If Government gives away free stuff it is only stupid. If Govt. gives away free stuff which finds its way back into the pockets of members of the Govt. – it is a scam.

    But then again, media needs an out and this drama enacted at home turf in front of a friendlier media contingent will give the media an opportunity to dump this from the headlines and switch to regular programming.

    Brilliant coverage of the spectrum scam – only on this blog.

  2. commie.basher said, on October 31, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    //
    The only way for this story to make more headway is for the media to latch on to this. In the 90’s the media would stay put on corruption stories and that was in no small way for the downfall of the Congress. What happened “post liberalization” ?
    //

    The congress has grown up and bought the Media.

  3. Offstumped.in said, on November 1, 2009 at 7:30 am

    RC, is it ok if we post your posts on Spectrum Scam on offstumped.in? Ofcourse we will make sure source is mentioned. Is it ok from your side?

  4. rc said, on November 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Be my guest !

  5. Jiggs said, on November 2, 2009 at 6:07 am

    RC…If I am not mistaken Raja himself was the telecom minister till 2003???????

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  7. Barbarindian said, on November 3, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost:
    http://dailypioneer.com/213204/Babus-cook-Raja%E2%80%99s-goose-tell-CBI-of-his-%E2%80%98dirty%E2%80%99-deals.html

    … or should we say the Swans are finally swimming ashore?

  8. Barbarindian said, on November 5, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Now media coverage of Madhu Koda scam has eclipsed the Spectrum scam.

  9. […] 31 2009 : Raja turns tables This CBI case is dead on arrival. The people of India have lost 60K Cr because their property […]


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