Thursday, November 18, 2010

No SC stricture against PM, says Solicitor General

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.

“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 here.

“Whatever was said (in the court) was part of a debate which takes place when a matter is adjudicated,” Mr Subramanium said.

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 Mr. Subramanium said that he was in a position to place before it the entire record on the issue.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Janata Party President Subramaniam 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.

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