Attorney General G. Vahanvati told judges G. S. Singhvi and Asok Kumar Ganguly that everything in the allocation of 2G licences was in conformity with the then national telecom policy.
Vahanvati said that in the grant of the licences, revenue was not a consideration and the government’s goal was to increase teledensity.
He said this in reply to a petition by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy seeking the cancellation of 2G licences on grounds that these were granted arbitrarily and in breach of the first-cum-first served policy.
Swamy also said that telecom companies had failed to comply with their contractual responsibility.
Investigation into the corruption allegations linked to the spectrum allocation led to the resignation and later arrest of A. Raja, who was the communications minister