“There is no basis for the charges framed against me in the (2G) case”, said Nilgiris MP and former Communication Minister A. Raja on Sunday. He was responding to a rousing reception given by the DMK workers here.
Stating that he would prove his innocence in the case and appear before the people of the constituency..
When the case opened in 2009 the alleged loss estimated by the Central Vigilance Commission was Rs. 22,000 crores. Subsequently the CAG had estimated the presumptive loss to be Rs. 1.76 lakh crores. Later the CBI charge sheet had scaled the figure down to Rs. 33,000 crores.
Mr. Raja claimed the CBI case which followed had not made any mention of the presumptive loss. .The CBI had raided 35 places including the houses of his relatives but had failed to find anything incriminating, he said.The former Minister said when granted bail he had sought the court's permission only to visit his constituency. Mr. Raja also addressed gatherings in other places including Coonoor on Sunday.