Restrain Kapil Sibal – Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s letter to PM

published on August 4, 2011

In January 2011,  Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Member Of Parliament wrote to PM strongly objecting to Kabil Sibal’s statement about zero loss in 2G Spectrum and warned the PM that Sibal’s statement may be used by the accused to go scot free. This prediction of Rajeev regrettably came true with Shahid Balwa’s lawyers using Sibal’s statement and urging the Court to dismiss the case against him.

Today, Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar wrote a letter to PM pointing out how the accused in the 2G spectrum scam case have used Sibal’s zero loss theory and urged him to restrain Sibal from making any more irresponsible statements that help the accused, impinge independent investigations and weaken the case of Government in India’s biggest scam.


This is further to my letter dated 11th January 2011 with regard to the irresponsible and certainly unsubstantiated public statements by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister of Communications & IT– in his over-zealous attempt to defend the former MoCIT, Mr. A. Raja, by arguing that there was ‘zero loss’ from the 2G spectrum scam.

I had, in my letter, warned you of the serious consequences of Mr. Sibal’s statements and the need for you to direct him to withdraw his statements immediately as it would impinge upon the independent investigation process as well as provide a safe passage for those who are accused of perpetrating the largest ever financial scam in the history of independent India.

Regrettably, those predictions have come true. In the hearings earlier this week, Mr. S. Balwa’s lawyer has argued – exactly as I had predicted – that there was no loss whatsoever from the 2G spectrum scam because the Hon’ble MoCIT, Mr. Sibal had said so. He went on to argue that given Mr. Sibal’s position as the MoCIT and his indepth knowledge of the sector, such a claim cannot be doubted, and therefore, the entire case made out against them is fictitious. This not only makes the task virtually impossible for the CBI, but now pitches the Hon’ble Judge hearing the matter against public statements made by a senior Cabinet Minister, Mr. Kapil Sibal.

You will see from Section 2 and 4 of the Annexure of my letter dated 11 January, 2011 (enclosed herewith) that I had predicted these arguments in the exact way that Mr. Balwa’s lawyer has (press clips also attached herewith for reference).

It is a matter of great shame that while Congress spokespersons talk about supporting an independent investigation, your Cabinet colleague is constantly, directly and indirectly misusing his official position as the MoCIT to subvert and weaken the process of investigation on one hand, and constantly bat for the accused, providing them arguments and safe passage, on the other.

I have this and several other instances to show you Mr. Sibal’s willingness to stand by the accused and protect their interest, rather than that of the exchequer, the citizens of this country and most certainly the ‘aam aadmi’.

I request you, even at this stage, having regard for my letter and the regrettable self-fulfilling prophecy, to place Mr. Sibal under severe restraints from making irresponsible and indefensible statements where the 2G spectrum scam is concerned. His silence on the issue would actually be golden.

I trust you will understand the seriousness of this matter, including the fact that Mr. Sibal’s statements have also been attributed to you by Mr. Balwa’s lawyers – which leaves you in a vulnerable position as well. I urge you to please do everything in your power to rein in Mr. Sibal before he brings further disrepute to the role of a Cabinet Minister in an investigation, but even more so, the position of the Hon’ble MoCIT, and indeed, the Government itself.

Yours Sincerely,


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