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Raja resigns as Telecom Minister

NEW DELHI: Yielding to relentless pressure, controversial A Raja resigned Sunday night as Telecom Minister after being ordered to do so by his party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, in the wake of allegations that he caused a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer while allocating 2G Spectrum two years ago.

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Raja ignored my advice for auction: ex-telecom secy

NEW DELHI:  Former telecom secretary, Mr D S Mathur on Saturday waded into the Spectrum controversy claiming that the Telecom Minister, Mr A Raja had ignored his advice for auction but the ministry hit back saying the official had cleared the files for issuing licences as per existing policy.

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