AIADMK Targets Chidambaram, Son

Published: 31st July 2014 08:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2014 08:48 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Accusing the previous UPA regime of cover-up in the Aircel-maxis deal, the AIADMK on Wednesday demanded that the CBI probe the role of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son in the deal.  Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, AIADMK leader M Thambidurai alleged that the CBI was unnecessarily delaying the questioning of Chidambaram. Without mentioning his name directly, the AIADMK charged that in 2006, Chidambaram cleared the taking over of Aircel by Maxis, by dubious ways, in violation of several mandatory provisions of law.  “One major violation is that Maxis declared to the Malaysian Stock Exchange that it had acquired 99.7 per cent shares in Aircel. This is in violation of Indian Law, which permits only a maximum of 74 per cent foreign investment in the telecom sector,” Thambidurai claimed.

Amid protests by the Congress MPs, Thambidurai asked the government and the CBI to take serious action and interrogate the former Finance Minister and his son. Recently, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi told the CBI that there was enough evidence with the investigative agency to file chargesheets against Dayanidhi Maran and Kalanidhi Maran in the deal.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp