Kapil Sibal rubbishes Arun Jaitley’s claim, says Govt will name ‘snoopgate’ judge before May 16

Why these people are so worried? Why leaders of BJP are worried and why they are making public statement that no judge should join this commission, said Sibal.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 2, 2014 6:34 pm

The UPA government will name a judge for investigating the Gujarat ‘snoopgate’ before May 16, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said and rubbished BJP leader Arun Jaitley’s claim that no judge will “lend” himself to the “political and malafide” exercise targeting Narendra Modi.

Sibal also said that Modi against whom accusations have been made in the controversy will be investigated.

“You will get a snoopgate judge before May 16. I don’t know why these people are so worried? Why leaders of BJP are worried and why they are making public statement that no judge should join this commission?,” he said here.

The Congress leader said BJP is worried as its leaders know the fact that “once the commission is set up there is no saving for Narendra Modi.” “Because there is documentary evidence of what he (Modi) has done and how he has snooped the activities of a young girl,” he said.     “….They are worried about the national commission set up by the Centre and I think, they should continue to be worried because the commission will be set up and he will be investigated and he will be brought to book,” Sibal said.

The minister also questioned the Gujarat government- appointed snoopgate probe panel, saying, “It will never move forward” as it was appointed “by the Chief Minister who is sought to be prosecuted”.

“It will never move forward, just like the Nanavati Commission. Twelve years have passed. We have not got any report. This is really the track record of the Gujarat government. So we don’t expect anything from the state government,” he said.

Sibal’s statement comes a day after Jaitley hoped that no judge will “lend” himself to the “political and malafide” exercise keeping in view the cause of judicial dignity.

He had said that all the judges approached by UPA have refused to be part of the “desperate” exercise as the new government will be in place in a fortnight.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. C
    C K
    May 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm
    sibal and pc should be put behind bar for several known reasons. only 12 days are left for election result.hence all power of UPA must be withdrawn. SC should act accordingly, if SC is serious about future of India
    Reply
  2. V
    Vijayaraghavan
    May 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm
    For the talent he has, either as a lawyer or as a poet, Sibalsaheb is wasting time in politics, I honestly feel.
    Reply
  3. I
    INDIAN
    May 2, 2014 at 11:05 am
    And I think modi is the monster reason why people hate bjp
    Reply
  4. O
    ObjectivityIsDead
    May 2, 2014 at 8:09 am
    I think Kabil Sibal is one of the TOP reasons why people hate congress so much.
    Reply
  5. N
    narayan
    May 2, 2014 at 9:43 am
    Congress is worried and anguished because Modi is going to win election with absolute majority.
    Reply
  6. N
    Navneet Tanwar
    May 3, 2014 at 6:55 am
    Followed by manu Sighvi, manish tiwari , digvijay singh and anand sharma.
    Reply
  7. M
    mr singh
    May 3, 2014 at 9:58 am
    Only you have 12 days to celebrate on own statement..........................................................................16 May
    Reply
  8. S
    Sachin Khandelwal
    May 3, 2014 at 10:20 am
    Kabil Sibal is the actual monster who has caused great sufferings to the Indian mes by abbetting and protecting the 2G scam, coal scam and god knows all the uncovered scams that royal dynsasty its coterie have pered in.
    Reply
  9. Load More Comments