The great telecom swindle

Print edition : January 19, 2018

DMK leader and former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja and his party colleague and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi arrive at Chennai airport on December 23 after their acquittal in the 2G spectrum allocation case by a special court. Photo: PTI

Judge O.P. Saini.

Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka of DB Realty, both accused in the 2G case, at the Patiala House Courts complex in 2013. Photo: PTI

Sanjay Chandra, managing director of Unitech Ltd, leaves the Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi in 2011. Chandra was acquitted in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Photo: PTI

Bollywood producer Karim Morani, who was acquitted in the 2G spectrum case, at the Patiala House Courts complex in New Delhi on December 21. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

The narrow focus on political corruption, targeting individual politicians or bureaucrats, has distracted attention from the wholesale rigging of Indian telecom policy in favour of large corporations.
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