Dismissal of plea against Chidambaram a relief: Pranab

The Union finance minister welcomed the judgement and said that his colleague was 'unnecessarily prosecuted'.

hidden February 04, 2012 20:25:20 IST
Dismissal of plea against Chidambaram a relief: Pranab

Kolkata: Welcoming the special court's dismissal of petition against P Chidambaram in 2G case, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today described it as a relief for the government.

Dismissal of plea against Chidambaram a relief Pranab

Batting for a colleague. Image courtesy PIB

"It is a good judgement. It is a relief for the government. Someone was being unnecessarily prosecuted. I welcome the judgement," Mukherjee told reporters during a visit to the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

He pointed out that in its judgement the Supreme Court also referred that the then finance minister's (Chidambaram) advice was not listened to.

Earlier in the day, a Delhi court dismissed a petition by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy seeking to make Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G spectrum case.

PTI

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