I will not step down: A Raja

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New Delhi, Oct. 30 (ANI): Telecom Minister A Raja on Friday said he wouldn't step down from his position in the wake of charges that his spectrum allocation policies have caused a revenue loss of 60,000 crore rupees.

"I will not step down. Ours is a government that has followed all rules to the letter and spirit by following the recommendations of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)," he said.

Raja also alleged that the BJP-led NDA government was involved in the "biggest ever scam", as it distributed free spectrum to operators depriving the exchequer of over 1,60,000 rupees crore revenue.

He added that the NDA government not only distributed free spectrum, it also violated all norms by giving the frequency far in excess of 4.4 MHz to many leading operators.

Responding to BJP leader Arun Jaitley's demand for his resignation, Raja said Jaitley had favoured major operators during the NDA rule and also defending one of them in the high court.

"Now there is infighting within Arun Jaitley. His legal brain is fighting the political brain. I do not know what will be the utcome. Whether his legal brain will win or the political one," he said. (ANI)

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