New Delhi. Janta Party chief Subramanian Swamy has filed a fresh petition against P Chidambaram as a part of his mission to get the Former Finance minister in jail for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. This time Swamy has accused Chidambaram of “intelligence failure” in the scam that led to losses to the national exchequer.
Swamy took this step after a special CBI court ruled that Chidambaram was acting “innocently” in the 2G scam case when he agreed to fix the spectrum prices at 2001 rates in 2008 and allowed dilution of equity by two companies.
“There is clearly an intelligence failure if an MBA from Harvard University can’t foresee that something was amiss in such decisions,” Swamy claimed, “If he was not acting with mala-fide intentions, as has been observed by the court, he was surely acting without thinking.”
Swamy, who is an advocate like Chidambaram, claims that this was intelligence failure on the part of the then Finance Minister that led to financial losses to the nation.
“It is similar to intelligence failure by security agencies that leads to terrorist attacks, and thus the act needs to be identified as a punishable by law,” Swamy argued.
However, P Chidambaram seems least bothered about the latest salvo by Swamy. The former Finance Minister and the current Home Minister agreed that he failed to see that Raja was up to some mischief, but denied that it was any intelligence failure.
“I have said it many times and I repeat it – having no intelligence is not intelligence failure,” Chidambaram reiterated.
Congress too has supported Chidambaram’s stand.
“If there was any intelligence failure on anyone’s part, it was by the NDA government that didn’t have intelligence to frame the right policies,” Kapil Sibal said, “We just followed those non-intelligent policies.”