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Summon PC as witness: Yashwant Sinha to JPC chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 23:46

New Delhi: With A Raja dragging Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram in the 2G case, BJP
leader Yashwant Sinha has asked JPC chairman PC Chacko to
summon the Home Minister as a witness before the committee.

Several other members of the Joint Parliamentary
Committee have written to Chacko with requests to make various
former Finance Ministers as witness before the panel looking
into the 2G scam.

Besides former Finance Ministers, at least four
members have suggested that RBI Governor and former Finance
Secretary D Subbarao be made a witness.

Sinha wrote to Chacko yesterday requesting him to
include the name of Chidambaram as a witness.

"I am collecting all the letters and the Committee
will take a decision by consensus on whom to be called...the
politicians which include former Telecom Ministers and former
Finance Ministers will appear before the Committee at the
end," Chacko told reporters after the JPC meeting.

Arguing that sale of equity was not sale of licence,
Raja`s counsel had told a court earlier this week that the DMK
MP cannot be accused of corruption in the controversial 2G
spectrum allocation.

"The matter (about sale of equity by spectrum
licensees) was discussed between the Prime Minister and the
then Finance Minister (P Chidambaram). The then Finance
Minister who is now Home Minister had said in front of the
Prime Minister that dilution of shares does not amount to sale
of 2G licence as per the corporate law," his counsel had said.


First Published: Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 23:46

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