The following is the text of the Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s statement, made here today:
“A number of stories on 2G Spectrum had appeared in the media in January 2011. A view was taken that a harmonized note based on facts should be produced for use by various representatives of the Government. A group of officers prepared an inter-ministerial background paper which was sent to PMO on 25th march 2011.
Apart from the factual background, the paper contains certain inferences and interpretations which do not reflect my views.
The policy of the Government in 2007-2008 was continuation of the policy adopted in October 2003 and as reiterated by TRAI.”