Khurshid dismisses Raja's arguments

Dismissing A Raja's arguments in the 2G case, Law Minister Salman Khurshid today said it was for the court to decide whether there is 'any substance' in what the former telecom minister's counsel has submitted before it.

hidden July 26, 2011 17:47:15 IST
Khurshid dismisses Raja's arguments

New Delhi: Dismissing A Raja's arguments in the 2G case, Law Minister Salman Khurshid today said it was for the court to decide whether there is "any substance" in what the former telecom minister's counsel has submitted before it.

"You do know, when lawyers appear for someone, they look for anything possible to help their own clients. It is not always that thought is given to what will happen to some other person who is named in this manner," he said here.

Khurshid dismisses Rajas arguments

The minister said that it was for the court to consider "whether there is any substance" in what Raja's counsel has said. Screengrab/ibnlive.com

At the same time, the minister said that it was for the court to consider "whether there is any substance" in what
Raja's counsel has said.

"We have the rule of sub-judice, because if everything that happens in court is commented upon outside, there would a parallel trial going on," he said.

Khurshid said since Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal have clarified their position on the issue, the matter should be allowed to rest there.

Raja pleaded before the special court that Chidambaram be made a witness in the 2G spectrum case saying he was privy to the matter relating to dilution of equities by Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless to foreign firms, Etisalat and Telenor, respectively.

"The matters relating to dilution of equities to foreign firms by Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless were known to the Prime Minister and then Finance Minister Chidambaram," Raja's counsel said.

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