Govt policy cannot be arbitrary: Swamy on 2G issue

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 17:53

Chennai: Slamming senior central ministers
for defending Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2G issue,
Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy today 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



First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 17:53

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