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'If Raja is culpable, so is Chidambaram'

Last updated on: October 4, 2011 16:47 IST

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Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday alleged that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was equally guilty as former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation scam since all decisions were taken by the two together.

"Chidambaram and Raja decided everything together. So, if Raja is culpable, so is Chidambaram," he told media persons in Chennai.

He contended that to attract an offence under the Prevention of Corruption act one need not have to take money. Even if someone was allowed to earn money at the public cost that would also amount to an offence, Swamy, who has moved the Supreme Court for a CBI inquiry against Chidambaram for his alleged complicity in the 2G pricing, said.

"My documents against Chidambaram are very very strong," he claimed.

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On the FIR filed against him on Monday for an article written by him, Swamy said "This article was written in July and now in October you say it caused enmity between two communities. What happened in the two-and-a-half months or three months?"

He said several Supreme Court judgements had underlined that freedom of speech should not be easily obstructed by the threat of prosecution. "It (the FIR) is 100 per cent politically motivated," he added.

To a question on the Telangana issue, Swamy said, "Telangana must be created. There is no question about it, as it is long overdue."

On Tamil Nadu politics, he said, "(Chief Minister) Jayalalithaa's rule is any day better than that of  (DMK chief M) Karunanidhi. Even if her rule is the worst, it will still be better than his."

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