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2G: Swamy submits documents against Chidambaram

 New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS): Seeking to make Home Minister P Chidambaram a party to the 2G spectrum case, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Saturday submitted the certified copies of documents and concluded his arguments.

Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge OP Saini, after hearing Swamy's plea for prosecution of Chidambaram in the 2G case, listed the matter for January 21 for final arguments. "This evidence reveals the connivance, collusion and consent of the then finance minister Chidambaram in the decision taken by the then telecom minister A Raja on the matter of fixing prices of spectrum licences and the matter of permitting companies who received licences," Swamy said.

Chidambaram was the Finance Minister in the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government when the spectrum saga began. Swamy sought to make Chidambaram a party in the case, saying the decision on spectrum pricing was taken in 2008 jointly by him and Raja, who has been lodged in the Tihar Jail here since Feb 2. He alleged that Chidambaram and Raja were equally guilty of recommending spectrum prices based on 2001 rates.

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