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SC raps raja over ‘improper’ letter to PM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticized former telecom minister A Raja for using “intemperate" and “objectionable” language in December 26, 2007 letter to PM Manmohan Singh on the issue of spectrum allocation policy.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2011 11:10 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticized former telecom minister A Raja for using “intemperate" and “objectionable” language in December 26, 2007 letter to PM Manmohan Singh on the issue of spectrum allocation policy.

The bench was anguished over the tone and tenor of Raja’s letter. “Even when you are writing to someone senior in age, you have to be respectful. Unless you have learned a different language,” the court said.

It added: The communiqué indicated Raja's decision to “bypass” and “overrule” the PM's advice. “The expressions in the letter are very objectionable,” the bench noted.

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