September 15th, 2011
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Don’t spare Chidambaram:Subramanian Swamy

subrahmanian-swamyChennai: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy today pleaded before a Delhi court that it should bring on record purported new facts that former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and former Telecom Minister A Raja had a role in deciding 2G spectrum prices and entry fee. In a fresh application in the court of Special CBI judge O P Saini, Swami said he wanted to bring ‘new facts’ on court records through his deposition.

‘The fact that the above named two ministers together decided that the prices of spectrum and entry fee should be lumped together at the 2001 level and decided against the market price of 2007-08 period for the entry fee, is confirmed by the speech of the Prime Minister in Rajya Sabha on February 24, 2011,’ said Swamy in his application.

He also sought to record his testimony afresh alleging complicity of Chidambaram, now Union Home Minister, in spectrum pricing. This has come now in public knowledge and this necessitates his re-examination as a complainant, he submitted. Swamy, who is pursuing a private complaint in the 2G scam, also sought to examine CBI officials concerned ‘to establish the nexus of accused persons with others, who have intentionally not been made accused by the prosecuting agency.’


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