The letters released by CNN/IBN today showing that the Prime Minister changed the terms of reference for Spectrum pricing is a contrived attempt to drag in the Prime Minister’s name and create panic in certain circles that action against the present Home Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram would lead to a domino effect. The documents that were released are not new. They have already been filed by me in the Supreme Court in 2009 when I was arguing for Sanction to prosecute Mr. Raja.
The facts are that the Prime Minister acted on a suggestion of the then Telecom Minister Mr. Dayanidhi Maran in 2006 not to require that the Finance Minister and the Telecom Minister to report their agreed price to the GoM. This was a very small and inconsequential amendment to the October 2003 Cabinet decision that the Spectrum license price would be decided not by the Cabinet but by the aforesaid two Ministers. This amendment had the support on the entire group of Ministers in the Group of Ministers.
The media re-cycling of this amendment of the terms of reference appears to be a clandestine campaign to help Mr. Chidambaram by dragging in the Prime Minister and diffusing the focus. Regrettably the BJP has fallen into this trap. As of now no evidence has come on record to show that the Prime Minister is guilty of making any substantial changes in any procedures in Spectrum licenses that would invite his criminal investigation...
Source : SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY (President of Janatan Party)