2G: Pramod Mahajan's role under CBI scanner, NDA threatened

Pramod Mahajan
New Delhi, Jul 10: The ruling UPA government has already experienced several casualties over the controversial second generation telecom spectrum scam. Former telecom minister A Raja and former textile minister Dayanidhi Maran were two of them. Now, the investigating net is spreading towards BJP and its allies as names of several NDA leaders have been emerged in CBI's scanner list.

Late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan has been accused of favouring few private telecom companies on the expense of losses to the exchequers. Mahajan allegedly had allotted additional spectrum beyond 6.2 MHZ and upto 10 MHZ by charging only additional 1 percent revenue share.

Sources informed that Mahajan's decision, which allegedly caused a whopping Rs 565 crores revenue loss, violated the telecom norms which stated along with every GSM license, 4 4MHZ original spectrum used to come free of cost. Extra 1.8 percent spectrum was to be increased per 5 lakh subscribers.

CBI sources said that all telecom ministers under NDA regime soon will face grilling by the investigating agency over their roles in the 2G spectrum scam.

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