Joshi`s fresh bid to make PAC take up 2G report
PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi made a fresh attempt to make the panel take up his controversial report on the 2G scam that had questioned the role of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
New Delhi: Public Accounts Committee Chairman
Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday made a fresh attempt to make the
panel take up his controversial report on the 2G scam that had
questioned the role of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and
former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
Joshi circulated the report to the PAC members with a
forwarding letter that he was sending them the draft report
again after consulting legal experts, rules of procedures and
A member of the PAC said the report has 575 pages with
276 pages of documents the PAC had received from government on
2G spectrum allocation.
"There are much more annexures than the previous
report... some paragraphs have been deleted. But the essence is
the same," the member said.
On June 28, Joshi had made a similar attempt to place
the report before the new PAC but his effort was thwarted by
its UPA members, following which it was decided that
constitutional experts would be consulted on whether the
report, recently returned by Speaker Meira Kumar, can be
considered by it.
In his letter to the members, Joshi said he has
consulted the experts, looked into precedents and referred to
rule books and he believes the draft report is the "unfinished
agenda of the previous PAC".