New Delhi: Welcoming the arrest of DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum allocation case, the BJP on Friday said this was possible only because the case was monitored by the Supreme Court and demanded that it also oversees cases related to corruption in Commonwealth Games.
“DMK MP Kanimozhi’s bail plea was rejected today. These arrests and actions have been taken in the 2G case as the Supreme Court is monitoring the CBI inquiry. CBI had been investigating the case for 13 months since 2008 but there were no results,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
Ms. Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD and CEO Sharad Kumar were arrested on Friday for allegedly receiving pay-offs in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
“Action was visible and became feasible in the case only when the Supreme Court started monitoring the case and asked for progress reports every week,” Mr. Javadekar said.
He maintained that similar action was needed in other scams that took place during UPA-II but this would be possible only if the apex court is roped in.
“Other scams have also come to light and Supreme Court should monitor the inquiry into them. All accused will be spared until the Supreme Court comes into the picture,” Mr. Javadekar said.
He specifically mentioned the Commonwealth Games, maintaining that though the VK Shunglu Committee had indicted Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit no action has been taken against her so far.
“The Commonwealth Games scam investigations are government-controlled. Despite the Shunglu Committee indicting the Delhi Chief Minister no action has been taken as it is being done by a government-monitored agency under a government-action plan,” he said.
He demanded that the Supreme Court start monitoring the CWG probe as well on the lines of the 2G scam probe.