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I apprised PM on telecom related issues: A Raja

Former Telecom minister A Raja on Wednesday told a Delhi court he had ‘apprised’ then PM Manmohan Singh on various telecom related issues, including allocation of 2G spectrum, after holding a meeting with Pranab Mukherjee, who was External Affairs minister and then solicitor general GE Vahanvati.

Defending himself in the ongoing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case, Rajasaid that in December 2007, he and Vahanvati had gone to meet Mukherjee and an ‘extensive discussion’ took place between them on various telecom related issues. ‘Soon after the meeting (with Mukherjee and SG), I met the prime minister and apprised him of the happenings and outcome of the aforesaid meeting and I promised and undertook to give a detailed note in this regard,’ Raja told Special CBI Judge OP Saini.

‘Accordingly, I sent a detailed letter containing issue based description to the Prime Minister on December 26, 2007,’ he said. Raja had on Wednesday told the court that the then PM had asked him to have discussion with Mukherjee, who was heading the EGoM on vacation of spectrum, on issues related to telecom matters.
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