2G verdict: Swamy says 'need loyal law officers not sycophants'
December 21, 2017  17:46
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who unearthed the 2G spectrum case, on Thursday, snubbed the verdict in the muti-crore scam, while saying that the government needs loyal officers not sycophants.

All accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases - including former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi - were, earlier in the day, acquitted by a Special CBI court.

Speaking to the media, the BJP leader also slammed former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi for welcoming the verdict and said such people should not be made law officers.

"Mukul Rohatgi has welcomed this judgement. When he was appointed Attorney General, I had written to the Prime Minister opposing his appointment, as Rohatgi was advocate of many of the accused companies, including Unitech. These people should not be made law officers because a wrong signal will go out that we are not serious about corruption," he said.

The BJP leader said that today's judgment was bad and that it has to be appealed in the High Court.

"The corruption agenda has been derailed, but it can be put back on track again. We just need some honest and straight forward law officers and good lawyers, not those who do 'chamchagiri' to the ministers. We need somebody who has got stature and we need to put them together to have a team and within three months we can reverse whatever has happened," Swamy said.

He further called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take lesson from this and "set up war council for fighting corruption." -- ANI

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