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Subramanian Swamy wants Chidambaram to be prosecuted in 2G scam

October 24, 2011 - Srinagar

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy has said he expects Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to be prosecuted for his alleged role in 2G scam.

"I have included both the names of Chidambaram and A Raja and fought a case parallel with the CBI. Whatever judgment the court has given on Raja is acceptable to me. But the CBI does not want to include Chidambaram's name. I want to pressurize the CBI into including his names and investigate.

That is why I filed a petition in Supreme court asking for investigation on Chidambaram. The case has been heard and a decision will be given within the week," Swamy told the media here.

Stressing that he would take the fight to the Congress Party, Swamy said he would also press for the prosecution of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her industrialist son-in-law Robert Vadra.

The telecom scam, one of India's biggest graft cases ever, may have cost 39.57 billion dollars in revenue to the public exchequer as per the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

The then Telecom Minister, A. Raja was sacked in November last year and later arrested after being charged with giving away telecom licences in 2008 for a pittance, at meagre prices of 2001 in the CAG report.

Raja is presently facing trial along with a group of telecom executives and DMK lawmaker Kanimozhi.

A local court in New Delhi on Saturday framed charges against Raja, Kanimozhi and 15 others including top executives of private telecom operators and other companies engaged in money laundering. ANI)


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