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Chidambaram forcefully expelled journalists…

In sikkim on October 5, 2011 at 10:13 am

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday reacted angrily when journalists asked him about Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s letter to the prime minister over the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Chidambaram also had journalists forcefully expelled from the hospital in Gangtok where he had gone to see those injured in Sunday’s earthquake.

In his 14-page note to the prime minister, Mukherjee had hinted that Chidambaram, who was the finance minister during the allotment of of 2G licenses, could have prevented the huge scam.

The finance ministry note, sent in March 2011, seemed to indicate that had Chidambaram insisted, spectrum could have been auctioned. On January 10, 2008 former telecom minister A. Raja had doled out licenses on a first-come-first-serve basis despite Chidambaram being in the loop.

via Sikkim visit: Chidambaram loses cool over 2G queries : Northeast: India Today.