New Delhi: Janata party chief Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that Home Minister P Chidambaram was equally guilty as former Telecom Minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

While addressing a press conference to provide information about the agenda by Bharat Swabhiman Manch against corruption, Swamy said that he has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking his permission to file a case against Chidambaram.

Accusing Chidambaram, he said that according to a Cabinet decision in 2003, spectrum pricing was to be determined by the Telecom and Finance Ministers.

At that time P Chidambaram was the Finance Minister and A Raja was the Telecom Minister. In 2007-08 when the 2G spectrum allotment process started, Chidambaram gave the nod to allocate the spectrum at the rates of 2001.

Swamy further said that in an earlier meeting with the PM, he had opposed the spectrum allotment.

Swamy said that Chidambaram’s involvement in the 2G spectrum can be ascertained from the fact that the Home Minister was busy meeting the officials of Telecom and Law ministries in order to delay the proceedings in the 2G case.

Swamy did not even spare Sonia Gandhi, saying that 60 per cent of money in the 2G spectrum case reached the UPA chairman through her two sisters.

He further raised doubts over death of Raja's aid Sadiq Batcha claiming his suicide to be very fishy issue as none had seen his body.

JPN/Agencies