In a U-turn, former Telecom Minister A Raja on Tuesday told a Delhi court that he did not seek to implicate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G case.
“I did not seek to implicate the Prime Minister and the then Finance Minister in 2G case,” senior advocate Sushil Kumar, counsel for Raja, told Special CBI Judge O P Saini on Tuesday.
The DMK leader squarely blamed the media for his alleged accusations against the Prime Minister and the then Finance Minister, saying “they (media) cannot put words in my mouth. Ask them to report truthfully or go out of the court room.”The counsel for Raja on Tuesday started his arguments seeking to record his reservation on the media reports.
“I am defending myself and not accusing anything against anybody. I am not after anybody,” he said.
In the USA, the court proceedings are telecasted and the whole nation watches them to avoid such a situation, he said.
Referring to the charge sheet, the senior advocate said the sanction to prosecute the former Telecom Minister was flawed.
Raja, defending himself against corruption charges in 2G scam, had on Monday submitted before the court that there was nothing wrong in his decision of not auctioning 2G spectrum and he was merely following the policies pursued by his predecessors and the NDA government.