Sunday, February 13, 2011

Arun Shourie on Justice Shivraj Patil: so sue me!

feb 13th, 2011 CE

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From: Radha Rajan
Date: Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Subject: Arun Shourie on Justice Shivraj Patil

Dear all, remember i drew your attn to the fact that the choice of Jusitce Shivraj Patil was improper considering he was the sambandhi of former home minister Shivraj Patil? Now see what Arun Shourie is saying publicly and he has dared anyone who wants to, to take him to court for libel. Marvelous. All this needed to be said and who better than Arun Shourie to say it? This is one of Karan Thapar's best. RR
Karan Thapar: Now, the Shivraj Patil report says that within something like three weeks of the Vajpayee government endorsing the TRAI recommendations, first on November 17 and then again on November 24 you approved the formulation of procedure for grant of UASLs on the basis of 'first come, first serve' as against multi-bidding. Do you deny that?

Arun Shourie: Deny? That is an absolute fabrication. This fellow Patil, he is a hand-picked judge. He gives a report convenient to the government and what does it do? It absolutely suppresses. Either he has not been given the documents. He decided I will not meet anybody who was dealing with the matter at that time. He will confine himself to the documents given to him by Kapil Sibal's little minions. And he gives this kind of nonsense.

Karan Thapar: Just to clarify, you're saying either he didn't have full information or saying Justice Patil suppressed details that he had?

Arun Shourie: Absolutely. Because the record is so clear.

Karan Thapar: You're sure you're not in the process of criticising Patil, libeling him?

Arun Shourie: So what. If he wants to go to the court he can go just now. What is the problem?

Karan Thapar: You are quite happy for him to go to the court and sue you?

Arun Shourie: Any day, any day. All the officers will be confronting him.

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