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I don't need certificate: Moily on Swamy's charge

delhi Updated: Nov 22, 2010 21:45 IST

Law minister M Veerappa Moily reacted sharply to Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's charge that his ministry and law officers had wrongly advising Prime Minister Mammohan Singh in 2G spectrum case and said "I don't need a certificate from anyone".

"I am not here to be given a certificate on myself...the matter is sub-judice and I would not like to say much on the issue," Moily told PTI.

In his nine-page affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court, Swamy said "it is regrettable that law officers of the government had failed to apprise the PM of the law of the land that he must decide on the sanction question only on the material provided by me."

The Prime Minister's affidavit to the court on Saturday had disclosed that the law ministry had advised him to wait for CBI to gather the oral and documentary evidence before deciding on the question of prosecuting Raja.

Moily said in India, the Constitution has given freedom of speech to people. "As a former Law Minister and a learned lawyer, he (Swamy) should know what he is speaking. It is for him to judge his statement," he said.