In a major relief for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there has been no intention on the PM’s part to block Subramaniam Swamy’s complaint in the 2G spectrum case.The Supreme Court was hearing the affidavit filed by the PM rejecting charges of inaction on the part of the PMO in the spectrum scam.
Appearing on behalf of the PM, A-G G E Vahanvati told the court that Subramanian Swamy’s petition asking the PM for sanction was misconceived in law. Vahanvati argued that that sanction to file a complaint against the then Telecom Minister A Raja was not required as that question arises only when the court wants to take cognizance of the offence.
On Monday, Janta Party leader Subramaniam Swamy – the petitioner in the case stuck to his stand that there was delay on the part of the PMO in replying to his complaint over prosecution of Raja. But he shifted the blame on law officials and bureaucrats advising the Prime Minister.
Swamy filed an affidavit on Monday in response to the PM’s reply which stated that no delay has been caused from the PM’s office in replying to his petition seeking sanctions to start prosecution of A Raja in court.