Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati on Friday brushed aside any “conflict of interest” in the 2G spectrum case in which he will be representing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Supreme Court.
“I have not given in any opinion,” he told PTI when asked about Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy, who had said he would have no objection if the AG represented the Prime Minister but he should not appear in the 2G case.
The Attorney General categorically said he did not appear for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader A. Raja, who resigned on Sunday as a Telecom Minister.
“I did not appear for Raja. I appeared for the Department of Telecom before the TDSAT and once before the Delhi High Court,” Mr. Vahanvati said.
He denied giving any opinion on any policy relating to the 2G spectrum.
Mr. Swamy, on whose petition the Supreme Court on Thursday sought an affidavit from the Prime Minister for alleged inaction in deciding on his plea for granting sanction to prosecute Mr. Raja, said he had no objection to Attorney General representing Dr. Singh but has a problem if he appears in the 2G case.