India’s former telecom minister A. Raja has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam which rocked the nation last November. He was arrested by the CBI authorities as investigations are going against him. The Federal agency arrested not only the Minister, but also his personal secretary RK Chandolia and Siddharth Behuria.
Incidentally, Behuria was the telecom secretary when Raja was the Minister in charge of the department. Raja was arrested when he went to the CBI headquarters for further interrogation in the morning. The minister came from DMK, a political party in Tamilnadu district. He was forced to resign from the government after there was a nationwide protest against the largest ever scam in the history of independent India.
He was indulged in the corruption regarding giving away of 2G licenses to corporate India, flouting all government norms. His baseless giving away of licenses cost the government exchequer a sum of $40 billion. Citing the arrest, the Congress leadership has stated that it is a proof that the law is taking its own course.
Political analysts are saying that whether the arrest will have any impact on the Congress-SMK alliance in Tamilnadu. But brushing all rumors, Congress leaders has stated that their alliance will remain intact in Tamilnadu in the coming Assembly polls.