Says his association in the decision making process as the chairman of the EGoM would motivate the vested elements to try to drag me in the 2G controversy
BANGALORE, INDIA: Refuting his involvement in the 2G spectrum case, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has quit the the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom.
In a letter to the PM he said: "Attempts have been made in the past to unnecessary drag me in the controversy surrounding the allocation of 2G spectrum. These allegations were false and ill-motivated, which I strongly refuted."
The PM is said to have accepted Pawar's request. Pawar further stated: "Neither in the personal capacity nor in the official, I was connected with any of the decision making process in this sector. At this juncture, I believe that my association in the decision making process as the Chairman of the EGoM, may further motivate the vested elements to try to drag me in the controversy."
Pawar has been denying the allegations of his link with DB Group-promoted Swan Telecom, a beneficiary of 2G spectrum allocated by A Raja in 2008.