‘No SC stricture against PM or PMO’

A senior law officer representing the government in the 2G spectrum case Thursday said that the Supreme Court has passed "no stricture" against the PM or the PMO and an affidavit would be filed in the apex court tomorrow.

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2010, 15:50 PM IST

New Delhi: A senior law officer
representing the government in the 2G spectrum case Thursday said that the Supreme Court has passed "no stricture" against the
Prime Minister or the Prime Minister`s Office and an affidavit
would be filed in the apex court tomorrow.

"There is no stricture from the Supreme Court at all.
If judges cannot ask questions, then who will ask the
questions. We know how to deal with questions and we will
answer them," Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium said here.

"Whatever was said (in the court) was part of a debate
which takes place when a matter is adjudicated," Subramanium said here.
To a question on the SC direction asking the
government to file an affidavit, he said it would be filed
tomorrow.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had granted time
to the Centre to file the affidavit after Subramanium said
that he is in a position to place before it the entire record
on the issue.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Janta Party
President Subramanium Swamy seeking a direction to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh for grant of sanction for prosecution
of DMK leader A Raja who resigned as Telecom Minister on
Sunday in connection with the scam.

PTI