Mahajan denies favouring RIL Info during his tenure

Pramod Mahajan asserted that he has done no wrong and not favoured Reliance Infocomm or any other industrial house during his tenure.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 17:23 IST

Former Communication and IT Minister and senior BJP leader Pramod Mahajan on Monday asserted that he has done no wrong and not favoured Reliance Infocomm or any other industrial house during his tenure.

In a statement issued by BJP office, Mahajan said: "All files and documents are available with the Department of Telecom."

His statement comes in response to a PIL filed in Supreme Court, on which notices have been issued to the Government, CBI and CVC.

The PIL, filed by an NGO Citizens Forum against Corruption, alleged that Reliance Infocomm was allowed full mobility on its WLL services without paying the requisite license fee, which caused a loss of Rs 1,100 crore to the exchequer.

"Neither have I received any notice from the Supreme Court, nor the copy of PIL has been marked to me. So it is difficult for me to comment on the details," Mahajan's statement said.

"But at this juncture, I wish to state unequivocally and emphatically that I have not taken any decision, which has favoured any particular company during my tenure as minister for Communication and IT," he added.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 17:23 IST