By- Correspondent| Date- October 24, 2011
The Special Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) court is going to hear on November 8th the plea by Dr. Subramanian Swamy that current home minister P. Chidambaram is involved in the 2G scam. The petition filed by Dr. Swamy accuses that Chidambaram, who was the finance minister during 2008 when the scam happened, is involved in the scam himself.
The court also stated that it would await the Supreme Court verdict on the other petition filed by Dr Swamy which was about seeking investigation to be done on Chidambaram by the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI).
It is to be mentioned that Dr. Subramanian Swamy, whose efforts had led to the exposure of the million dollar 2G scam, had produced documents in the Supreme Court which alleged that Chidambaram was involved in deciding the second generation (2G) spectrum pricing. Dr. Swamy had presented the documents before the apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi and Justice AK Ganguly and requested a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Chidambaram’s alleged role in deciding the price of 2G spectrum allocations.
Opposition Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) was quick to react, demanding an immediate resignation of the home minister. However Congress, including Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had defended Chidambaram strongly by saying that the BJP was “jumping to conclusion” and objected the plea by Dr. Swamy into the matter.
The documents revealed by Dr. Swamy corner around a RTI revelation which says that Chidambaram had written a letter on 15th January, 2008, four days after spectrum allocation in which he had closed off the auction as “correct way of giving spectrum”. On the other hand, in its 25th March note to the PMO, the finance ministry stated that Chidambaram could have prevented spectrum from being given away at such low prices by insisting on its auction and that losses worth thousands of crores could have thus been avoidedTotal views: 672 times