Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 15, 2018-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

No stricture against PM, will respond to SC: Govt

A senior law officer representing the government in the 2G spectrum case today said that the Supreme Court has passed "no stricture" against the Prime Minister or the Prime Minister's Office and an affidavit would be filed in the apex court tomorrow. File affidavit: SC to Govt

delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2010 17:00 IST
PTI

A senior law officer representing the government in the 2G spectrum case today said that the Supreme Court has passed "no stricture" against the Prime Minister or the Prime Minister's Office and an affidavit would be filed in the apex court on Friday.

"There is no stricture from the Supreme Court at all. If judges cannot ask questions, then who will ask the questions. We know how to deal with questions and we will answer them," Solicitor General, Gopal Subramanium said.

"Whatever was said (in the court) was part of a debate which takes place when a matter is adjudicated," Subramanium. To a question on the SC direction asking the government to file an affidavit, he said it would be filed tomorrow.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had granted time to the Centre to file the affidavit after Subramanium said that he is in a position to place before it the entire record on the issue.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Janta Party President Subramanium Swamy seeking a direction to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for grant of sanction for prosecution of DMK leader A Raja who resigned as Telecom Minister on Sunday in connection with the scam.

First Published: Nov 18, 2010 15:41 IST