From: S. Kalyanaraman
Date: Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 5:47 PM
Subject: 2G scam: Swamy to PM: Invoke national security, cancel all 2G licences, reauction.
1 December 2010. Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of the Janata Party.
The Home Ministry's confirmation that Etisalat DB Telecom Company has dubious connection with Pakistan vindicates my stand that I have all along taken on the 2G Spectrum. In my various letters to the Prime Minister I have repeatedly pointed out that Etisalat DB has deep links with ISI. In fact in 2005 Etisalat DB had purchased a stake in PTCL, an ISI supported Pakistani telecommunication company.
It is shocking that the Home Ministry has woken up only after the Prime Minister forwarded my letters to the Home Ministry. I therefore demand the resignation of Mr. P. Chidambaram for keeping the country in the dark for what the Intelligence Agencies in the country had already documented for the Home Ministry. The belated disclosure today by the Home Ministry is to create a alibi for their inaction all this period. The Home Minister Mr. Chidambaram has been consistently supporting Pakistani interests in Kashmir and now it turns out that he is guilty of gross dereliction of duty in not blocking the 2G Spectrum allocation at an early stage before the Swan Telecom sold its controlling stakes to Etisalat DB.
I demand from the Prime Minister that now he must forthwith invoke national security, cancel all the licenses in the 2G Spectrum matter and re-advertise for an auction. If he fails to do that immediately I shall have no alternative but to go back to the Supreme Court to seek a direction since the fundamental rights of one billion plus Indians have been compromised.
( SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY )