Attorney General Vahanvati to represent PM in 2G spectrum case

Posted By: Nairita Das
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New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Attorney General G. E Vahanvati will now represent Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the 2G Spectrum allotment case before the Supreme Court.

Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium will now represent only the Department of telecommunications (DoT).

Vahanvati told reporters that the government has asked him to represent the Prime Minister in the case.

The Supreme Court on Thursday had asked for an affidavit to be filed by Saturday on behalf of the Prime Minister, to explain why he took close to a year to respond to a request for the prosecution of former Telecom Minister A Raja over the 2G scam.

Delivering the order, the court said, "It's an extremely serious matter, we must know what has been kept back."

The apex court has asked for the details of communication between the PMO and Janata Party President and former Law Minister Subramaniam Swamy, who had sought sanction for the prosecution of Raja.

Earlier on Tuesday, the apex court had asked the Government to explain why the Prime Minister took eleven months to take a decision on sanctioning of prosecution of Raja in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation issue.

Raja was forced to resign Sunday night under considerable pressure from the Congress, which continues to be attacked in Parliament by the Opposition on corruption charges. (ANI)

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