New Delhi: Congress on Saturday reacted sharply to
BJP demand for a CBI probe against P Chidambaram after a Delhi
court framed charges against former Telecom minister A Raja,
DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others in the 2G Spectrum scam,
describing it as "purely a process of law".
The party also snubbed those reading a political meaning
into former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi`s meeting
with party chief Sonia Gandhi here, saying it was wrong to
link it up with 2G issue or Kanimozhi`s case.
"Today`s order is an inevitable stage in criminal justice
trial. This is purely a process of law on which a political
party has no need to comment. Those political parties, which
are needlessly or deliberately trying to politicise this
inevitable and inexorable process of criminal justice system
are wrong in principle, in law and in fact," party spokesman
Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.
BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, "There are
sufficient prima facie charges to prove they are guilty...A
Raja had engaged in a criminal conspiracy. The ex-minister
continues to say that this particular charge can equally apply
to the then Finance Minister (Chidambaram)."
She also demanded that a CBI probe against the then
Finance Minister P Chidambaram should be launched to ascertain
Singhvi, however, countered the allegations. "Charges
have been framed but there is no conviction so far. How can
BJP come to this conclusion. If there is a chargesheet against
A B C, how it can be linked to those who are even accused in a
case. I think they need to look at the law. This is wrong
Asked about Karunanidhi`s meeting with Gandhi, Singhvi
said, "There is no question of reading any political motive in
the meeting. Some political parties look for politics behind