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I Am Very Happy That You Stand Vindicated In The 2G Case: Dr. Manmohan Singh To A Raja

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| January 4 , 2018 , 19:00 IST

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday expressed happiness on the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja.

“I am very happy that you stand vindicated in the 2G case. You and your family have suffered greatly in this process but all your friends are greatly relieved that truth has prevailed,” wrote Dr Singh responding to a letter from A Raja.

After being acquitted in the 2G-allotment case, former telecom minister A Raja on 26 December wrote a letter to Dr. Manmohan Singh asking him to come forward in support. In his one page letter the former minister says “A few powerful individuals launched a propaganda machine, magnified a thousand times by a complicit and pliable media, and were able to mislead even Parliament and the apex judiciary. It cost you the UPA government, and it took seven years of my life, including fifteen months in Jail.”

The DMK leader whose acquittal has raised several questions on the role of CAG and the CBI in the 2G case added “You will recall that I assured you several times that I had done nothing wrong but rather acted in National interest and that I would prove this. I also understand the compulsions that prevented you from openly supporting me. Today, I stand vindicated. I hope you will acknowledge that I remained loyal and faithful to you-unlike some other senior Cabinet colleagues- and ensured that you did not suffer personal embarrassment in the trial proceedings. Now that the truth about 2G is out in the open, perhaps you too could come forward in my support which you could not earlier.”

A Special CBI court had acquitted all the accused in the 2G allocation case on 21 December. Delivering the judgement Justice OP Saini had famously said “A Huge Scam Was Seen By Everyone Where There Was None.”

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