Dr Swamy, who exposed the shady nexus between politicians, bureaucrats, media & lobbyists, is the chief guest at Moneylife Foundation’s second anniversary function on Sunday at Mumbai
Now that the Delhi trial court has dismissed Dr Subramanian Swamy’s petition to prosecute P Chidambaram, speculations are rife as to what direction the matter will take. The 2G scam is possibly the biggest scam that India has witnessed. Naturally, since it was exposed, the nation has tracked the progress of the case keenly.
Incidentally, Dr Swamy will be there in Mumbai at Moneylife Foundation’s second anniversary program and speak about the 2G scam and its implications and the role everyone can play to make a difference.
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The Janata Party president is the man who had exposed the shady nexus between politicians, bureaucrats, media and lobbyists and put several powerful ministers and biggest names in the telecom industry in the dock in the 2G scam.
The trial court’s decision has come as a breather to the government which is encountering embarrassments almost on a daily basis. However, everyone is watching with even more interest what Dr Swamy will do next.
But one doesn’t have to wait till Monday for the latest updates. On 5th February, Sunday, Dr Swamy is going to speak on the 2G case about his battle against corruption; and his progress so far.
If you want to know more on the issue, and know how it will affect you, join us for a very interesting and informative session with Dr Swamy.
In a little reprieve to Home Minister, the special court dismissed the plea of Dr Swamy to make Mr Chidambaram co-accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam
Dr Subramaian Swamy, president, Janata Party said he will file an appeal in the High Court and place more evidence on record after his plea to make Home Minister P Chidambaram co-accused in the 2G scam was dismissed by the trial court.
Justice OP Saini of the Special Court while delivering his verdict said, "....prayer of Swamy to make Chidambaram an accused is dismissed".
Speaking with reporters outside the Court, Dr Swamy said, "I am surprised by the verdict. This order deserves to be reversed. I will not give up and will approach the High Court within three months".
Dr Swamy had moved the Court seeking to make Mr Chidambaram as co-accused in the 2G spectrum scam. The Janata Party president alleged that Mr Chidambaram, the then finance minister, is as culpable as former Telecom Minister A Raja in determining the prices of the spectrum and in allowing the dilution of shares by telecom companies post allocation.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court referred the matter on probing Home Minister P Chidambaram's role in the 2G scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court.
On Thursday, the apex court cancelled all licences given to 11 telecom companies issued after January 2008. The Court observed that 85 out of the 122 licences granted by the UPA government on or after 8 January 2008 were outside the eligibility criteria for allocation of the 2G spectrum. "The 122 licences for 2G spectrum were granted in arbitrary and unconstitutional manner," the Court said.
In another important judgement, the Supreme Court refused to sanction a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to over-see the CBI inquiry in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. Instead, the apex court said, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) should monitor the investigation and the CBI should submit its status reports in sealed envelopes to the Commission.
The next cyclical top falls in the end of March 2012, so it will be interesting to watch how the market behaves from here on as it is now a desperate situation for the Bears to pull things back
S&P Nifty close: 5325.35
1. After the sharp dip on the very first day of trade in which the Nifty fell to the S1 level of the week of 5,078 points the Nifty recovered the very next day and broke above the resistance pegged in the 5,221-5,237 points.
2. This resulted in desperate Bear covering as Nifty rose sharply and closed above the resistance line of the channel. If the Nifty is able to sustain above this channel for 3 consecutive weeks then the intermediate downtrend will be deemed to be over and there could be significant upsides in the months ahead. However, it is premature to jump to such a conclusion at this moment.
3. Despite the sharp rise, weekly averages continue to be negatively phased implying that this rally requires some more foundation to sustain for a longer period.
The small correction we had envisaged last week lasted for only a day but was sharp as it fell to the S1 level for the week. However, the ensuing recovery was also very sharp catching the Bears unawares and sending them scurrying for cover as importance resistance levels mentioned above very easily taken out. Immediate resistance is pegged at 5,399 points (top for the week ended 28 October 2011), 5,404 points (61.8% retracement of the decline from 5,944-4,531 points) and 5,434 points (50% retracement of the decline from 6,338-4,531 points). Another interesting thing to note is that the tops since April 2011 have been roughly 14 weeks apart and we completed 14 weeks from the last top of 5,399 (28 October 2011). Also there is a 32 week bottom to top cycle prevailing and last week was also the 32nd week from the low of 24 June 2011. The next cyclical top as per this cycle falls in the end of March 2012, so it will be interesting to watch how the market behaves from hereon as it is now a desperate situation for the Bears to pull things back. Well, they must now be hoping that the trial court ruling on the then FM’s role in the 2G spectrum provides the trigger for a correction. The odds remain in favour of profit taking and shorting (only for the brave hearted). This week’s open will be determined as to what/if the trial court judge rules today.
(Vidur Pendharkar works as a Consultant Technical Analyst and Chief Strategist at www.trend4casting.com)