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Govt policy cannot be arbitary: Swamy on 2G issue

Slamming senior central ministers for defending Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2G issue, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Thursday said they were "ignorant" that Government policy cannot be arbitrary or malafide.



Chennai: Slamming senior central ministers
for defending Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2G issue, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Thursday said they were
"ignorant" that Government policy cannot be arbitrary or
malafide.

"There are atleast a dozen Supreme Court judgements
which make clear the Government policy cannot be arbitrary,
unreasonable, or malafide. And if it is, then it can be
challenged in a writ petition and the Supreme Court can
judicially review the choice of policy," he told reporters
here.

Swamy reiterated that Chidambaram`s role needs to be
probed and he should be questioned by the CBI.

"It is a matter of surprise that several ministers of
the UPA government have defended Chidambaram against my charge
of his culpability in the 2G spectrum scam," he said.

The ministers have contended that Chidambaram cannot be
faulted for adopting a particular policy. These ministers are
"ignorant," he said.

Swamy, a petitioner in the 2G spectrum allocation
case, had recently submitted to the Supreme Court a Finance
Ministry note which said the Telecom Ministry could have gone
in for auction of 2G spectrum licenses had Chidambaram, the
then Finance Minister, insisted on it.

PTI

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