SC defers decision on PM’s role in 2G issue

By : |November 24, 2010 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the decision on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s role in telecoms scandal, according to a Reuters report.

Reserving its order on Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy’s petition seeking that the Prime Pinister be directed to grant him sanction to prosecute former communication minister A. Raja over the 2G spectrum row, the court granted seven days’ time to Attorney General G. Vahanvati to file an affidavit giving details of the cases pending with the government to proceed against Raja under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

On Tuesday while arguing the case, the Attorney General said, the Prime Minister was not obliged under the law to give sanction for prosecution of Raja in the scandal.

Meanwhile, the scam rocked the parliament today also, as both houses of parliament were adjourned for the ninth consecutive day without transacting any business after the entire opposition continued to noisily demand a parliamentary committee probe into the 2G spectrum allotment of 2008.

This was the second adjournment for the day as earlier in the morning the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon amid a din.

This was the ninth successive day that parliament’s morning sitting was adjourned over the issue. Virtually no legislative business has been conducted since the winter session began November 9.

(With inputs from IANS)

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