Tata's letter to Karunanidhi exposes 2G truths


Ratan Tata
New Delhi, Feb 14: Tata Group Chief, Ratan Tata, is in the middle of a controversy yet again. This time its not leaked phone calls or a public spat with detractors. A private news channel, CNN-IBN, has put Ratan Tata in the soup once again by gaining access to a letter apparently written by him to DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi. The letter was regarding A. Raja's telecom policies.

At the heat of the 2G spectrum scam, the letter finds implications at various levels. Although Karunanidhi has denied receiving any such letter, this could spell bad news for DMK as a whole, especially when Karunanidhi and family are involved neck-deep with DB Realty and are allegedly connected to the spectrum money trail.

The controversial letter states how Raja's telecom policies was the single biggest achievement in DMK's kitty. The letter also praises Raja for carrying out the spectrum allocation in a rational and well-reasoned manner. Tata had also mentioned in the letter that he was sending the letter to Karunanidhi through Niira Radia, who was earlier caught lobbying between industrialists, journalists and politicians.

Karunanidhi blatantly denied the receipt of any such letter through his party's official mouthpiece, Murasoli, on Sunday. The letter quotes Tata saying, "Ever since Mr Raja took over as Minister, there has been a rational fair and action oriented leadership in the ministry."

Will this letter open a fresh round of controversies for both the DMK and Ratan Tata? The opposition is sure to capitalise on the issue and voice their loudest protest.

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