Chidambaram as guilty in 2G scam as Raja: Swamy
Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy alleged Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was as guilty as former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G scam.
Chennai: Janata Party President Subramanian
Swamy on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was
equally guilty as former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G
spectrum allocation scam since all decisions were taken by the
"Chidambaram and Raja decided everything together. So, if
Raja is culpable, so is Chidambaram," he told reporters here.
He contended that to attract an offence under the
Prevention of Corruption act one need not have to take money.
Even if someone was allowed to earn money at the public cost
that would also amount to an offence, Swamy, who has moved the
Supreme Court for a CBI inquiry against Chidambaram for his
alleged complicity in the 2G pricing, said.
"My documents against Chidambaram are very very strong,"
On the FIR filed against him yesterday for an article
written by him, Swamy said "This article was written in July
and now in October you say it caused enmity between two
communities. What happened in the two-and-a-half months or
He said several Supreme Court judgements had underlined
that freedom of speech should not be easily obstructed by the
threat of prosecution. "It (the FIR) is 100 per cent
politically motivated," he added.
To a question on the Telangana issue, Swamy said,
"Telangana must be created. There is no question about it as
it is long overdue ."
On Tamil Nadu politics, he said, "(Chief Minister)
Jayalalithaa`s rule is any day better than that of (DMK chief
M) Karunanidhi. Even if her rule is the worst, it will still
be better than his."