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Swamy writes to PM, Pawar denies Balwa link


Meetu Jain,CNN-IBN
Feb 11, 2011 at 03:10pm IST

New Delhi: Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati should recuse himself from the 2G spectrum scam case in the Supreme Court.

Swamy claimed that former telecom minister A Raja, who has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the multi-crore case, had in a letter to the Prime Minister that he (Raja) had been advised by the Attorney General to go ahead with the first-come-first-serve policy in granting 2G spectrum licences and change the cut-off date.

In the letter Swamy also claims that the Attorney General's advise was contrary to advise of the then Law Minister which was to set up Group of Ministers to discuss the issue.

Swamy is likely to mention Vahanvati's interventions to help other accused in the 2G case in the Tis Hazari court.

Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has been forced to deny that he has any links with DB Realty Shahid Usman Balwa, who is one of the accused in the 2G scam and is currently under CBI custody.

"I have no connection with Shahid Balwa. He has not made no investment in Baramati," said Pawar.

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