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PMO received 84 letters on 2G since 2004

delhi Updated: Oct 03, 2011 01:59 IST

The Prime Minister's Office has received over 80 letters from former and sitting Members of Parliament regarding their concerns and suggestions on the telecom sector, including 2G licences distributed in 2008.

Out of the total 84 letters, 21 were sent in both 2008 and 2010, 18 in 2007, nine in 2009, two in 2006 and 13 between January and April this year, an RTI query reveals.

The letters were written by parliamentarians across party lines, including former Congress Party MP Surendra Prakash Goyal, Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Independent), Murli Manohar Joshi (BJP), Amar Singh (formerly with Samajwadi Party), Sitaram Yechury (CPM) and minister of state for planning Ashwani Kumar, among others.

The list excluded inter-ministerial correspondence with the PM.

Joshi, in his letter written to the Prime Minister on December 2, 2007, had expressed concerns related to security and bias favouring few private telecom firms while distributing spectrum.