BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy, has now trained his guns at the NDTV and high-profile people attached to the channel.
In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swamy sought a probe by the CBI against the NDTV. Swamy also asked for a separate probe by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the allegations of money laundering.
Swamy retweeted the copy of his letter from his social media handle on the microblogging site.
In his three-page letter, Swamy demanded that the CBI and ED should question NDTV Network PLC’s (NNPLC) and its key shareholders including Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy, Barkha Dutt, Vikram Chandra and Sonia Singh.
He wrote, “The TV channel’s top people should be therefore questioned initially by the CBI to find on whose behest the money came to them in Aircel-Maxis deal, which deal was prima facie was illegally approved by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.”
Swamy alleged that the ED had investigated the channel for FEMA violations and even ‘slapped fine of Rs 2030 crore’ adding that the RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had tried to save the NDTV by allowing it to pay a ‘meagre fine.’