scorecardresearch
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023
Advertisement
Premium

Snoopgate: Setting up parallel Commission a “malafide” exercise, says BJP

Arun Jaitley said there was nothing left to investigate in the matter as there is already a Commission of Inquiry.

BJP leader Arun Jaitley. (PTI) “The setting up of a parallel commission by the Centre was a malafide exercise and I would pay a great tribute to Indian judiciary for none of the judges in India were willing to cooperate with this malafide political exercise,” said Arun Jaitley. (PTI)

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said the setting up of a “parallel” Commission to probe the snooping of a woman in Gujarat allegedly at the behest of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was a “malafide exercise” and paid a “great tribute” to the judiciary for not cooperating with the move.

Reacting to the Centre’s decision to drop its move to name a judge to head the Commission to probe the snooping of a young woman by Gujarat police, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said there was nothing left to investigate in the matter as there is already a Commission of Inquiry, appointed by Gujarat government, was looking into the issue.

“The setting up of a parallel commission by the Centre was a malafide exercise and I would pay a great tribute to Indian judiciary for none of the judges in India were willing to cooperate with this malafide political exercise,” the senior leader said.

“The lady in question has already made a statement. She has also sent a statement to the National Women’s Commission. I doubt that anything else is left for the central government to do in the matter,” he said.

Subscriber Only Stories
In this Bengal district, solid, plastic waste management now a people’s m...
Delhi Confidential | GOAT & the gift: PM Narendra Modi gets a Lionel ...
India looks at options to pay defence dues to Russia: stake sale, bonds, ...
Interview with Revenue Secretary | ‘Measures for widening tax base ...

Jaitley said the state Commission which is already investigating the issue has unlimited jurisdiction and it should continue to function and come out with its report.

It was alleged that illegal surveillance was carried out on a young woman architect in Gujarat in 2009 at the behest of Modi and Amit Shah, who was the Home Minister at that time.

A controversy had broken out last week when senior ministers Kapil Sibal (Law) and Sushilkumar Shinde (Home) told the media that a judge would be named to probe the surveillance case, which was dubbed as ‘snoopgate’, before May 16 when the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha elections is taken up.

Advertisement

The announcement came under severe attack from BJP which slammed the Congress-led UPA alleging it was practicing vendetta fearing defeat in the elections.

First published on: 05-05-2014 at 18:22 IST
Next Story

EPL title race appears to be down to Man City, Liverpool

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close