Chidambaram is a traitor: Dr. Subramanian Swamy – HT

Subramanian SwamyJanata Party president Subramanian Swamy has said that it would not be possible to stop terrorism till P Chidambaram is home minister.

“He is a traitor and the most corrupt minister in the UPA government. There are proofs of his anti-national activities, which I have placed before court. He has Rs 50,000 crore in foreign banks,” Swamy said in response to a query at a ‘Meet the press’ programme held at Indore Press Club on Sunday.

Elaborating, Swamy said Chidambaram as finance minister manipulated the stock market, doctored its rise and fall for vested interest. As finance minister, he insisted on buying paper used for printing Indian currency notes from a London (UK) firm, which also supplied it to Pakistan.

This posed the risk of Pakistan intelligence agency ISI circulating fake currency notes in India. “Similarly, he introduced participatory note cash that was another threat to Indian economy. There are seven to eight large scams, if unearthed, would confine him to jail for rest of life,” he said.

P. ChidambaramWhile discussing Chidambaram’s role in 2G spectrum scam as finance minister, Swamy said he dismissed advice of officials who warned him at every stage of low spectrum pricing.

Last Wednesday, Swamy submitted to the Supreme Court documents indicating that Chidambaram along with jailed former communications minister A Raja was involved in deciding the 2G spectrum price.

“Raja acted on Chidambaram’s directives. CBI should investigate it. Either, it doesn’t have documents or it is hiding it,” Swamy remarked.

Spectrum licenses were sold to non-telecom, foreign firms Etisalat linked to ISI and Telenor, a Norway company that uses Chinese telecom instruments. “This risked our important information being hacked by Chinese. Then home minister Shivraj Patil’s circular that the two companies should not be given license was overlooked,” Swamy added.

On PM Manmohan Singh

Congress party wants to pull him down from the post. He is like Mahabharat’s Dhritrashtra or Bhishmacharya who despite knowing the wrong didn’t stop it (the scam).

On Jan Lokpal Bill

I don’t agree with most of its provisions as we have sufficient laws to jail the guilty, corrupt. Jailed A Raja, Kanimozi are an example. Only benefit is that prosecution sanction will not be required from government.

On Tihar Jail

Cooks at Tihar jail are learning to make idli-sambar for south Indians A Raja and others. I told them they would soon have to make pizza and spaghetti. – Hindustan Times, Indore, September 26, 2011

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  1. […] I have been contacted by the media to seek my comment on an Interlocutory Application filed by the Union of India in the Supreme Court seeking directions of the Hon’ble Court to prevent me from making public statements on the foreign bank accounts of Ms. Sonia Gandhi and P. Chidambaram. […]

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  2. SC reserves order on plea for probing Chidambaram – DNA, Oct. 11, 2011

    The Supreme Court has reserved its order on whether a two-member team could be set up to oversee the CBI probe into the entire spectrum of the 2G scandal and ascertain whether home minister P Chidambram should be investigated in connection with the Rs 1.76 lakh crore scam in 2008 when he was the finance minister.

    Amid the Centre’s strong protest that such a mechanism if ordered would “collapse the system”, the top court on Monday said it would also determine whether it has the power under the Constitution to pass “any order” to do justice in the case.

    At the fag end of the marathon hearing, CBI’s counsel K K Venguopal submitted two sealed envelopes carrying the status report to the court.

    Though the contents of the report remained confidential, Union government’s lawyer PP Rao said the CBI report says it had examined the “documents” that the petitioners, Subramanian Swamy and Prashant Bhushan, had submitted alleging conspiracy between the then telecom minister A Raja and Chidambaram before the Letters of Intent or licenses were issued. Rubbishing the allegations, Rao disclosed that the entire records examined by the CBI have been placed before the Court.

    As Venugopal and Rao alleged that media had been playing up “incorrect” reporting of the proceedings in this case and there was need to put a check on the scandalous coverage, the judges asked them if there is any law that empowers the court to bar the media from covering the proceedings.

    “You never raised this objection in the past four months when the hearing started and now you want to curbthe media,” the bench of justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly scoffed at the lawyers’ pleas.

    Dealing with Bhushan’s plea for appointment of two independent persons to assist the court in monitoring, Rao said it’s “not at all justified”.

    “No outsider, not even a retired judge can monitor better than the sitting Judges of this court,” he said while making a last ditch attempt to preempt a special team that’s not under the influence of the home ministry to oversee and monitor the CBI probe.

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  3. Swamy threatens to move court against Delhi Police – ZeeNews, Oct. 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Saturday threatened to move court against Delhi Police if it does not provide to him by tomorrow a copy of the FIR registered against him for spreading enmity between communities.

    In a letter to Police Commissioner BK Gupta, Swamy said he had already sought a copy of the FIR but has not been provided with it.

    “The courts have now come to recognise that law of torts provides for a suit against misfeasance in performance of duty and therefore the police failure to act according to the provisions of Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution will invite a suit of damages against Delhi Police,” Swamy said.

    He also said the FIR was registered on September 26 or 27 according to media reports and it was more than two months after a controversial article written by him was published.

    “Hence you are required to give a satisfactory explanation for the delay and if the said explanation is not satisfactory in court, it will vitiate the FIR itself, and liable to be quashed,” he said.

    Delhi Police had recently registered a case of spreading enmity between communities against Swamy for his certain suggestions made by him.

    The Crime Branch registered a case under Section 153A (spreading enmity between communities) of Indian Penal Code for his newspaper article in July this year.

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  4. FIR against me has been registered under Chidambaram’s pressure, says Swamy | By ANI

    Chennai/New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Terming the FIR registered against him to be a political vendetta, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy accusing Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today said the motive seems to have been his stand on the 2G spectrum scam.

    Swamy, who is the chief petitioner in the 2G spectrum case, said: “I don’t know anything about it. It has not been told to me. I learnt it from the newspaper people. I was told that police stations refused to register the FIR. This article was written in July. One Tilak Nagar Police Station refused to register the FIR and then Nizamuddin Police Station refused to register the FIR.”

    ” So, I was told that under the pressure of Mr. Chidambaram (Home Minister P. Chidambaram), the Delhi Crime Brach has registered it. This must have something to do with 2G naturally. They want to prevent me from going to court,” he added.

    Swamy further said the FIR has been filed against him on baseless charges.

    “But there cannot be any charge, once I get the FIR I will go to the High Court and get it quashed because you cannot file an FIR on baseless charges. Whatever I have said is within the Constitution of India. But I have not been informed about it (FIR),” he added.

    Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Swamy in connection with an editorial he wrote on Islamic terrorism in an Indian newspaper in July this year.

    Swamy had earlier last month submitted to the Supreme Court documents indicating that Chidambaram, as the then finance minister, was along with jailed former Telecom Minister A. Raja, involved in deciding the price of 2G spectrum.

    Former Telecom Minister Raja was forced to resign from the Union Cabinet last year after the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) faulted him for undervaluing spectrum to favour companies who were largely ineligible for 2G spectrum, and added that the government had probably lost Rs.1.76 lakh crore in estimated revenue. (ANI) – Yahoo News, Oct. 3, 2011

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  5. Now we are getting to the root of the problem. With Chidambaram in the lock-up, Swamy can go for the Spaghetti Queen.

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