The Supreme Court on Friday overruled Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy’s petition and gave a complete clean chit to finance minister P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum scam saying that no proof against the Congress leader was formed. It added that Swamy’s petition is of no worth.
The apex court said measly conference of Chidambaram with the former telecom minister A Raja is not enough to surmise a treachery.
The court’s judgment came as a relief to the ruling government, which has been trapped from all sides by the corruption allegations. Till now the BJP members were prohibiting Chidambaram from the Parliament for his unproven part in the 2G scam.
While moving out of the Supreme Court Subramanian Swamy named the court’s judgment as bad and said that the decision was grounded on a thing that he didn’t claimed.
The Telecom Ministry was ordered to submit an affidavit which states the allocation of 2G spectrum.
The court even asked to change the auction closing date from August 31 to November 13.
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy spoke that he will try to find the evaluation of the judgment made by Supreme Court.
A workbench ruled by Justice GS Singhvi passed the mandate on NGO Centre for Public Interest and Litigation’s (CPIL) request to direct additional inquiry in the case. On CPIL’s application SC had commanded CBI investigate into the 2G scam, and again it desired CBI to scrutinize Chidambaram’s part in the incident.
“I will file a review petition in SC”, Subramanian Swamy after his defeat.
“I will seek a review of the judgement. I did not talk about conspiracy. I spoke about loss to the nation,” Swamy said outside the Supreme Court.
“It is a bad judgement. The Supreme Court never allowed me to complete my submissions,” he told reporters.
Government swiftly came out to cover of Chidambaram. Pro actors of the ruling government said that Chidambaram was not involved nor is connected through any means with the 2G spectrum