Swamy to seek review of SC order

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Friday said that he would seek a review of the Supreme Court judgment dismissing the petition against Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in 2G spectrum case.

Swamy maintained that the apex court dismissed the petition on the basis of arguments he never made.

“I will seek a review of the judgement. I did not talk about conspiracy. I spoke about loss to the nation,” Swamy said reacting to the apex court order. He termed the order “bad judgement” and said “the Supreme Court never allowed me to complete my submission.”

Chidambaram, who got a huge relief after the Supreme Court cleared him of all charges in the 2G case, however, refused to comment on the matter. “I have never commented on any of the proceedings pending in one court or another. And I do not intend to break that tradition,” he said.

BJP continues attack

Notwithstanding the apex court verdict, Opposition BJP continued its attack on Chidambaram and said the minister is accountable for the losses incurred by the exchequer due to irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation.BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “Supreme Court judgment apart, constitutional, political and democratic accountability” in the matter remains with Chidambaram.

However, the government came out in support on Chidamabaram and criticised Swamy for targeting him “without evidence.” Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni welcomed SC order and said: “He (Swamy) is doing this to be always in the news.

It’s just wastage of court’s time. She further asserted that “earlier also the court had dismissed his appeal against our party colleague (Chidambaram) on the ground that there is no evidence against him in the 2G case.” 

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