A-G should not speak on spectrum: Swamy

Subramaniam Swamy was reacting to reports that Vahanvati has replaced Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium in the Supreme Court when he will appear for Prime Minister.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 19:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Janata Party president Subramaniam Swamy, who has approached the Supreme Court seeking sanction for prosecution of A Raja, on Friday said he
would object to Attorney General Ghulam Vahanvati`s appearance in the court if it has anything to do with the spectrum scam.

"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 PM on December 26 saying that he got the advice from the Solicitor General, which Vahanvati was then," he told reporters outside Parliament.

Swamy was reacting to reports that Vahanvati has replaced Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium in the Supreme Court when he will appear for Prime Minister.

He said according to the rules governing 3G`s service, the Solicitor General cannot render advice unless Law ministry had asked for it.

"He (S-G) cannot do it on his own. So (Vahanvati) he cannot argue on spectrum. He can plead for PM I have no objection."

On Congress saying 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.

"Why should I complain to magistrate... I have completed all my investigations. I do not need it. I have everything (details of the case). Congress will do better if it removes
him from the post of spokesperson."

He said he had the right to go to magistrate or a sessions judge for lodging a complaint and ask for issuing summons to Raja.

"No one has so far told me why I have come here straight without first lodging complaint with the magistrate.

When told that Karunanadihi is saying that the policy framed during BJP rule in 1998 is being followed here in 2G spectrum, he said "I have no issue with it. They (BJP) should
be held accountable. I have never said BJP people should not be held accountable. I have no relation with it."

PTI