Sources have disclosed to Headlines to-day that Raja has decided to defend himself in the Court.
He expects to prove that all decisions were taken with the approval of Manmohan Singh in the 2 G scam.
Does this include….?
It is believed that Raja would reveal crucial correspondences between him, Singh and top functionaries in the UPA government. He was all set to tell the court that everything was done in the know of the prime minister and that the latter had approved Raja’s moves.
Source said Raja was being persuaded by some other 2G accused not to defend himself. He however decided against it.
Raja’s defence would revolve around the fact that the correspondence with the PM as late as on December 26, 2007, which clearly shows that the latter was aware that Raja was going ahead with the auction on January 10, 2008.
Raja might claim that he had held consultations with then foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee and then solicitor general Ghoolam Vahanvati on the plan to go ahead with the first-cum-first-served basis.