Public meetings explain 2G spectrum issue
Chennai: The ruling DMK yesterday began a series of public meetings across Tamil Nadu, explaining the issues involved in the 2G spectrum allocation that cost its party leader, Andimuthu Raja, the union cabinet berth last month.
"The first meeting is being held in Karur district. The public meetings will be in districts and later it will be held in Chennai,' T.K.S. Elangovan, party Lok Sabha member, told IANS.
The DMK's public outreach programme began on the day Raja was grilled by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in New Delhi on the procedures followed in the 2G spectrum allocation.
Out of proportion
According to Elangovan, the media campaign has to be met effectively as it is being blown out of proportion.
Questioned about Raja being questioned by the CBI, Elangovan said: "Everything is going smoothly. There is no issue. It is only the media that is speculating various scenarios like whether he would be arrested or not."
He also charged the media with misreporting the issue.
He said in the report, the Comptroller and Auditor General only stated a presumptive loss of 1.76 trillion rupees to the government in the 2G spectrum allocation.
The DMK's senior leader and state Law Minister S. Duraimurugan will address the first spectrum outreach at Karur district.
DMK party seniors, leaders and members of parliament will address the meetings.
At Raja's hometown Perambalur, the public rally will be addressed by Vasanthi Stanley, a Rajya Sabha member.