PMO too behind aiding Baalu’s Family Firms

via From Media Reports published on April 25, 2008

New Delhi
: After the exposure of Shipping and Transport Minister T R Baalu’s confession on he had “used” his official position to seek allocation of gas for a company owned by his family, the role of Prime Minister’s office in aiding Baalu is revealed now.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has written at least eight letters to the Petroleum Ministry, requesting it to provide gas to two companies owned by Baalu’s two sons.

Baalu put pressure on the PMO and summoned the chairperson of the Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) almost ordering him to release gas for King Chemical and King Power, the companies his sons own.

GAIL was pressured to help the companies though the Cabinet Secretary has admitted that gas is scare in the




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