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DMK president M. Karunanidhi with general secretary K. Anbazhagan (left) during the party's high-level executive committee meeting in Chennai on Monday. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
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DMK president M. Karunanidhi with general secretary K. Anbazhagan (left) during the party's high-level executive committee meeting in Chennai on Monday. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

In an apparent move to put pressure on UPA on 2G spectrum issue which continued to haunt it, DMK on Monday asked the government to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against its verdict cancelling 122 telecom licences.

UPA’s second largest partner made the significant demand at its emergency executive here citing the recent opinion of the Supreme Court on the Presidential Reference on auction of natural resources.

“...problems relating to spectrum allocation will continue further because of the Supreme Court order”, said a resolution passed by the party whose leaders Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi and A Raja, former Telecom Minister, are facing the 2G heat.

In its opinion last week on the Presidential Reference, the Supreme Court had held that auction was not the only method of allocating natural resources to private companies and made it clear that its 2G verdict was confined to spectrum and not to other resources.

Noting that the government had withdrawn a review petition challenging the cancellation of 122 licences after the Presidential Referrence was moved, a resolution adopted at the meeting insisted that the petition be filed again immediately.

Mr. Karunanidhi’s grandnephew Dayanidhi Maran, also a former Telecom Minister, is also facing corruption charges relating to a telecom deal during his tenure.

The resolution said the review petition challenging the verdict of the two-judge bench of the apex court had stated the decision to allocate spectrum on first-come-first-serve basis was adopted following the 1999 Telecom Policy which formed the basis for the 2007 decision also.

It said the petition had also contended that the aim of first-come-first serve basis was to provide telecom services to people at affordable costs and the court’s intervention was therefore “unconstitutional“.

“In the explanation given by the five-judge bench on the Presidential Reference, the court said it was not necessary to auction resources other than spectrum. Because of this, problems pertaining to spectrum allocation further continue.”

karunanithi is at his old game.he is desperate to save his image.the
image is that he is corrupt to the core.

from:  manoharan
Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 at 21:59 IST

DMK is perfectly correct in demanding the filing of review petition; the Indian media (more particularly electronic media) carried out a vilification campaign against Raja

from:  S. Anbalagan
Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 at 21:37 IST

This turning out to be a North-South India competition in the great corruption bonanza of UPA. The Supreme Court is biased towards North India.

from:  Mohan
Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 at 21:13 IST

This clever move on the part of the DMK, an alliance partner to file another review petition in the SC on the 2G Spectrum case should not come as a surprse to anyone. And the UPA Govt may also oblige the DMK by filing the second review petition. But before doing so the Govt must be aware of the fact that the AG while arguing on behalf of the Govt on the presidential reference had clearly stated that it had nothing to do with the 2G spectrum case but applicable to only future licences regarding allocation of natural resources. This leaves no scope for the Govt to resile from the stand they had already taken earlier. They should therefore not fall into the trap laid by the DMK.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 at 21:05 IST

If K retires, DMK will be split between Stalin and Alagiri. Not sure
about Kanimozhi. Perhaps all of them will become coalition partners with
UPA. Lot of unrest in the days ahead. This breed has successfully
spoiled TN and the whole country.

from:  Raja Pamarthi
Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 at 21:02 IST

Sensing d public sentiment reach a state of nadir,politicians cleverly let 2G scam be
projected as everything that has been corrupt about this country for so long & I also believe
2G verdict by SC for cancelling all 2G linceses was a judicial-activism pandering to public
dissent ...& unfair to 2G licensee...I think they made Raja the fall guy...I believe CBI &
Supreme Court in this country is only so-much clever as to show a multi crore scamster
being so foolish as to land behind bars...the facts were so sketchy & made up...all politicians
were together including congress which chose to withdraw review petition...
...CJI Kapadia makes a clear sound in CAG's head about auction not being the only method
of allocation of resources & says it could be prone to "winners curse"...CAG & it's JV with
BJP fuelled perceptions on the basis of this assumption......

from:  Chetan
Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 at 19:44 IST

Now even corrupt people can raise their voice under our Dr Manmohan Singh as PM,who initiated his economic agenda through JMM bribing case.
The Karunanidhi must explain how he and his family have accumulated such a large wealth!

from:  Atis
Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 at 19:05 IST
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