Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has congratulated DMK leader and former telecom minister A Raja over his acquittal by a CBI court in the 2G spectrum case.
In a letter to Raja, dated January 2, Singh said that Raja getting acquitted in the case was a vindication of his stand.
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"I am very happy that you stand vindicated in the 2G case," Singh told Raja in the letter which was released to the media by the DMK today.
Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi were on December 21 acquitted by a special court in the 2G spectrum case.
Hailing the verdict, Raja had said "I have felt somewhat vindicated all along even prior to this judgement because the beneficial results of my actions are evident to and being enjoyed by the nation's public (especially the poor)."
Raja said he had, in fact, brought a "revolution" in the telecom sector.
Singh, during whose tenure the alleged scam broke out, said Raja and his family "suffered greatly in this process (case)."
The senior Congress leader, a Rajya Sabha MP, said "All your friends are greatly relieved that truth has prevailed."
Former Telecom minister A. Raja wrote to former PM Manmohan Singh saying, 'I assured you that I had done nothing wrong but rather acted in national interest & that I'd prove this.' Singh replied saying, 'I'm very happy that you stand vindicated.' #2GScamVerdict pic.twitter.com/E73IA2cnym— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2018
He extended his new year greetings to Raja and members of his family.
Special CBI Judge OP Saini pronounced the judgment in the 2G scam which had rocked the Congress-led UPA-II government. In its charge sheet filed in April 2011 against Raja and others, CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of 122 licences for 2G spectrum which were scrapped by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.
With PTI Inputs