Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy today told a Delhi court that he wanted to make a statement on why Union home minister P Chidambaram should be made a co-accused in the 2G scam case.
"Why Chidambaram should be made a co-accused in 2G case, I will make a statement in this regard in the court," Swamy told Special CBI Judge OP Saini. The proceeding was, however, deferred to October 24. During the brief hearing, Swamy informed the court that the Supreme Court had reserved its order on his plea for a probe into the alleged role of Chidambaram, who was finance minister at the time of allotment of spectrum, in the 2G scam.
"I am here to make a statement in the court. The Supreme Court has already reserved its order on the plea for a probe into the the alleged role of Chidambaram in the 2G scam," Swamy said. Earlier, on September 15, Swamy had sought to record his testimony afresh alleging complicity of Chidambaram in spectrum pricing. He had said the court should bring on record purported "new facts" that Chidambaram and former telecom minister A Raja had a role in deciding 2G spectrum prices and entry fee.
"The fact that the above named two ministers together decided that the prices of spectrum and entry fee should be lumped together at the 2001 level and decided against the market price of 2007-08 period for the entry fee, is confirmed by the speech of the Prime Minister in Rajya Sabha on February 24, 2011," Swamy had said in his application. Swamy, who is pursuing a private complaint in the 2G scam, had also sought to examine CBI officials concerned "to establish the nexus of accused persons with others, who have intentionally not been made accused by the prosecuting agency."