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Aircel-Maxis: Demand for CBI probe echoes in LS

Demands for an urgent Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the Aircel-Maxis issue was made in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, with AIADMK members alleging the involvement of Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister, in the “shady deal”, which they claimed had links with the 2G scam.

TJ Venkatesh (AIADMK) repeatedly referred to two former DMK Union Ministers and a former Finance Minister in the UPA-II by name but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed it. Venkatesh regretted that PM Narendra Modi came to power on the promise of unearthing black money, but his government was doing precious little to bring to book those behind the Aircel-Maxis deal which has “deep roots in the infamous 2G scam, the biggest in independent India”.

Amid protests from Congrerss and Left, the debate was taken up with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, saying she had got a notice of BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab for a discussion on the matter and she was allowing it.

Congress and Left members were protesting against the immediate taking up of discussion on the Aircel-Maxis issue. Congress members were heard protesting the “match-fixing” between a section of the opposition and the government.
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