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Telecom biggies to appear before PAC

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament has called Tata Group chairperson Ratan Tata and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia on April 4, to record their statements before the parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2011 01:34 IST
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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament has called Tata Group chairperson Ratan Tata and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia on April 4, to record their statements before the parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Representatives of four other key players and alleged beneficiaries, including Reliance (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group), Airtel, Swan Telecom and Unitech, have been called by the parliamentary panel on April 5.

"Niira Radia and Ratan Tata have been called on April 4 to discuss their role in the 2G spectrum allocation. On April 5, representatives of four companies — Swan Telecom, Reliance, Airtel and Unitech — have been asked to present themselves," a source in the PAC said.

The PAC will meet for two days to take its probe further, which has already led to the resignation and arrest of former telecom minister A Raja.

Tata and Ambani, both, in separate statements have welcomed the PAC decision to call them to present their version.

"Mr RN Tata has expressed his willingness to appear before the PAC on April 4th in connection with the recent developments in the Telecom Sector ....," said a spokesperson for the Tata Group.

In a brief response, a spokesperson for the Reliance ADAG group said :"Anil Ambani welcomes the opportunity to appear before PAC."