If made public prosecutor, will get Raja jailed: Swamy

Thursday, January 13, 2011

LUCKNOW - Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Thursday said if he is appointed the public prosecutor in the 2G spectrum case, he will get former communications minister A. Raja “jailed within four months”.

“I want to assure you all that If I am made the public prosecutor, I will get A. Raja jailed within four months from the date I am given the permission (to be prosecutor),” Swamy told reporters here.

“I will make every effort not only to land the culprits in jail, but will make sincere attempts for the recovery of the huge financial loss the government’s exchequer has incurred owing to the scam… Let’s hope we will achieve it,” added Swamy, who was in the city to preside over a function at the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC)

Swamy, who has filed a complaint holding A. Raja as an accused in the 2G spectrum scam, said, “My petition seeking inclusion as a public prosecutor will be taken up by a court in Delhi Feb 5.”

Swamy had argued before the Supreme Court that all the 2G licences awarded during Raja’s tenure must be cancelled and fresh auction be held. He wants an FIR should be registered against Raja.

“It’s not just a scam… It even poses threat to our country’s security as a number of companies who have their controlling interest in China and Pakistan were given the 2G licences,” claimed Swamy.

He also urged people to take a pledge against corruption.

“I call upon people to take a vow against corruption. What I did was not extraordinary… What I did can also be done by others, all you need to do is have awareness about the laws.”

Citing reasons for rising corruption in the country, Swamy said, “One of the main reasons is aping the west and not following our traditional moral values. People are blindly going after the materialistic pleasures. For this they are getting away from their traditional roots. On the contrary, people from western countries are imbibing our customs and moral values for attaining satisfaction.”

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