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Govt backs Chidambaram, says no case against him

delhi Updated: Dec 08, 2011 15:31 IST
Union home minister

Union minister P. Chidambaram will not resign under any circumstances, law minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday reacting to a special court's decision to recall Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy as a witness to prove the home minister's alleged complicity in the 2G spectrum case.

"There is no question of Chidambaram's resignation. I have not seen the court order. Even if I had seen it, it makes no difference," Khurshid told reporters outside parliament.

"It is not fair to question if Chidambaram did anything wrong. There should be no trial outside the court. Please respect a person's dignity and allow him to do his job fairly, squarely and according to the law," Khurshid said.

"Law is equal for all. It is same for the common man and the person who is in charge of home affairs. Just because you don't like him, it can't change. Let the law take its own course. The courts have a job to do and we have a job to do," Khurshid added.

Swamy had sought to make Chidambaram - a former finance minister - a party in the case, saying the decision on spectrum pricing was taken jointly by him and former communications minister A. Raja, who is lodged in Tihar Jail. The court asked Swamy to get himself examined and record his statement Dec 17.