A day after he dragged in prime minister Manmohan Singh and home minister P Chidambaram into the 2G spectrum scam, former communications minister A Raja on Tuesday clarified that he did not intend to frame anyone.
“Main kisi ko phasana nahi chahta tha (I had no intention of framing anyone),” Raja’s lawyer said on his behalf when the names of Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram were taken in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court presided over by judge OP Saini. He also said Raja’s statement was misrepresented by the media.
Raja’s lawyer Sushil Kumar had on Monday said the 2G spectrum transactions were approved by Chidambaram, who was then finance minister, in the presence of the prime minister.
Raja’s comment was criticised by the Congress which said it cannot rely on the comments of an accused.