2G: PM, Chidambaram to move court to face Raja's challenge?

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New Delhi, Sept 26: Defending his role in the 2G spectrum scam, former telecom minister A Raja on Monday, Sept 26 argued in the special CBI court that all decisions regarding 2G spectrum were "cabinet decisions". He also demanded to call the whole cabinet, especially P Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh to face the court trials.

Citing Raja's argument, many started questioning, will the home minister and the then finance minister, Chidambaram along with the PM Manmohan Singh move the court to face the challenge hurled by Raja?

"It was a cabinet decision, call the entire cabinet then let them face trial too," demanded Raja's lawyer and also added, "Call P Chidambaram as a witness under section 311".

Arguing to defend his candidate, Raja's lawyer threw the challenge for the present home minister by claiming, "Let Chidambaram accept or deny weather he gave the advice in presence of PM or not."

"There was no difference of opinion between then telecommunication (Raja) and the then finance minister (Chidambaram)," claimed the lawyer adding, "My job is done if Mr Chidambaram comes to court."

However, Raja's counsel did not spare the Prime Minister when he stated, "Let the court decide if it wants to call the PM." Raja and his lawyer's statement in the court might increase trouble for Chidamabaram whose name in Pranab Mukherjee's letter created a new controversy over the second generation telecom scam.

Raja also asserted that he had followed all recommendation suggested by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). "No document shows I didn't follow TRAI recommendations," and also added, "I'm in jail for the past 8 months, complete lawlessness."

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