Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday expressed his happiness over former Telecom Minister A Raja's vindication in the alleged 2G spectrum allocation case.
In a reply to A Raja's emotional letter, Manmohan wrote, "I am very happy that you stand vindicated in the 2G case."
Singh added, "You and your family have suffered greatly in this process but all your friends are greatly relieved that truth has prevailed."
Raja, following his acquittal in the case had written a letter to the former prime minister, recalling his past communication and assurance that he had done nothing wrong.
The DMK leader in his letter date December 26, 2017 wrote, “A decade ago, on this very day, I wrote a letter to you on the subject of issuance of new UAS licenses and allocation of 2G spectrum. Neither of us could imagined the twists and turns in our political and personal lives over the next ten years.”
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Former Telecom minister A. Raja wrote to former PM Manmohan Singh saying, 'I assured you that I had done nothing wrong but rather acted in national interest & that I'd prove this.' Singh replied saying, 'I'm very happy that you stand vindicated.' #2GScamVerdict pic.twitter.com/E73IA2cnym— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2018
He further added, “ A few powerful individuals launched a propaganda machine, magnified a thousand times by a complicit and pliable media, and were able to misled even Parliament and the apex judiciary. It cost you and UPA government, and it took seven years of my life, including fifteen months in jail.”
The DMK leader also wrote, “You will recall that I assured you several times that I had done nothing wrong but rather acted in national interest and that I would prove this.”
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“I also understand the compulsions that prevented you from openly supporting me. Today, I stand vindicated. I hope you will acknowledge that I remained loyal and faithful to you — unlike some senior Cabinet colleagues — and ensured that you did not suffer personal embarrassment in the trial proceedings. Now that the truth about 2G is out in the open, perhaps you too could come forward in my support, which you could not earlier,” wrote Raja.