Manmohan Singh threatens me, says former TRAI chief


New Delhi: Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chief Pradip baijal has said that ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned him of “harm” if he didn’t cooperate in 2G case. He made this claim in his tell-all book that he published himself.
He further said that the ex-Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran asked him not to go ahead with Unified Service Licensing (USL).

According to ibnlive, the former TRAI chairman has claimed that the UPA II government ruined his reputation to divert corruption charges against the coalition government.” Pradip Baijal was TRAI chief from 2003 to 2006 and has been probed in the 2G scam.
He has been interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2G scam case but the agency didn’t charge him for any wrongdoing.

The NDA government before UPA’s rule had notified USL but Maran decided to put it in the freezer. Baijal has alleged that Manmohan Singh wanted him to follow the diktat of Maran.