Won’t hold inquiry into Snoopgate: Centre tells SC
Congress had earlier this week said that the government had decided to drop its move to name a judge to head the commission set up to probe ‘snoopgate’, as it did not want to give an impression of political vendetta to go around as suggested by the allies.
“I talked to the Home Minister in the morning. Nobody should feel that they are carrying out a political vendetta. If there has been a delay and then somebody feels that there is some vendetta, we do not want any such charge of vendetta against us. The allies have their own views. “That is why we did not move ahead. What was wrong in that. Let the next government carry it out,” law minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal said at the AICC briefing
Late last year, the union cabinet had decided to set up a commission to probe the snooping of a young woman by Gujarat police allegedly at the instance of Chief Minister Narendra Modi. A controversy had broken out last week when senior ministers including Sibal and home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had said that a judge would be named into the surveillance, which was dubbed as ‘snoopgate’, before May 16 when the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha elections will be taken up.