Swamy objects to Vahanvati's appearance in SC

Swamy objects to Vahanvati's appearance in SC

“If Vahanvati pleads for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, then I have no problem. But if he speaks on spectrum then it is a violation of law. Because Raja has written a letter to the PM on December 26 saying he got the advice from the then Solicitor General Vahanvati,” he said.

Swamy was reacting to reports that Vahanvati has replaced Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium in the Supreme Court. He said according to the rules governing SG’s service, the Solicitor General cannot render advice unless the law ministry asks for it. “He (SG) cannot do it on his own. So (Vahanvati) he cannot argue on spectrum. He can plead for the PM, I have no objection.”

On the Congress saying that there should be a complaint lodged with the magistrate first for holding an inquiry, Swamy said: “Why SC judges did not say so. Who is this Congress spokesperson who says so. Those who do not know law would say so.”

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