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The PM must make a statement: Nilotpal Basu

Feb 04, 2012 02:33 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Nilotpal Basu said on Saturday that the 2G trial court's order dismissing Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's plea against Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in the scam was not the final word. "The final word has not been said. We want the prime minister to make a statement."

Harking back to the Supreme Court's order striking down 122 licences, the Communist leader said that the apex court had given a strong order. "So, P Chidambaram cannot escape responsibility," he said.

He, however, refused to make comments on the judiciary saying that the higher court's verdict was still awaited and the final word was yet to come.

"It was the duty of the then finance minister (P Chidambaram) and the telecom minister (to stop the scam). There is no evidence that the finance minister put his foot down. There is no way one can absolve him no matter what happens. The PM should also make a statement," Basu reiterated.

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