Press Esc to close
Sunday 31 May 2015
News updated at 2:46 AM IST
Weather
Max: 32.4°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

UPA govt's stand vindicated: Ministers on SC verdict

New Delhi, Aug 24, 2012, (PTI):

With the Supreme Court dismissing a plea against Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G case, his Cabinet colleagues today said the UPA government stood vindicated on the issue and it was time the opposition stopped targeting him.

"We all respect the judgements of the Supreme Court. It may so happen that at times the apex court rejects our plea or at times accepts it. The decision should be welcomed by all. We are of course satisfied with the verdict. The court has granted relief to a learned colleague of ours," Law Minister Salman Khurshid said.

People have a right to move a court, but when it gives a decision, it should be respected by all, he told reporters outside Parliament House.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, "I have told you before that Chidambaram was innocent. Because we knew what was the reality and today it was proved that Chidambaram was innocent and he had no hand in it.

"That time (Janata Party chief Subramanian) Swamy had stated that these people from the government are illiterate who are saying this. I do not know who are illiterate because now the Supreme Court has proved it."

Sibal said, "There was no case against him. There was no evidence. It is all politically motivated."

On Swamy stating that he will seek a review of the judgement, Sibal said he would continue to file review petitions as it was "his business".

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad dubbed the stand of the opposition against Chidambaram as "unjust" and said the view of the government stood vindicated.

"So far as Chidambaram's case is concerned, the opposition did not allow Parliament to function because they wanted some investigation. Ultimately, the stand of the government and the stand taken by Chidambaram has been vindicated," he said.

Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily said the judgement shows the stand of the opposition was "unwarranted".

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said he would react after going through the judgement. "I will find out and then I will react," he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with a message “Choice is Yours, Don’t be Lat

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture with a message “Choice is Yours, Don’t be Lat

NSUI students protesting near the National Media Centre where Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani...

NSUI students protesting near the National Media Centre where Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, center, dances with members of the media during a press conference...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, center, dances with members of the media during a press conference...

A man looking at the water in a dam which turning red due to some chemical reaction...

A man looking at the water in a dam which turning red due to some chemical reaction...

An Indian eagle which was struck inside the fallen tree near Bengaluru Press Club...

An Indian eagle which was struck inside the fallen tree near Bengaluru Press Club...

India's Khalin Joshi tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Bashundhara...

India's Khalin Joshi tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Bashundhara...

Tobacco farmers and workers holding a protest in Vijaywada against anti-tobacco campaigns...

Tobacco farmers and workers holding a protest in Vijaywada against anti-tobacco campaigns...

An elderly woman smokes a Bidi on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day' in Ahmedabad...

An elderly woman smokes a Bidi on the eve of 'World No Tobacco Day' in Ahmedabad...

Models walk the ramp at Indore Fashion Week in Indore...

Models walk the ramp at Indore Fashion Week in Indore...

Ramkumar Ramanathan of India play a backhand shot against Vishnuvardhan during ITF Mysuru Open...

Ramkumar Ramanathan of India play a backhand shot against Vishnuvardhan during ITF Mysuru Open...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523