Joshi committee report is irrelevant now: Farooq

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said the 2G scam probe report by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi as head of previous Public Accounts Committee is now "irrelevant".

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 18:12 PM IST

Bajalta (J&K): Union Minister Farooq
Abdullah on Tuesday said the 2G scam probe report by BJP leader
Murli Manohar Joshi as head of previous Public Accounts
Committee is now "irrelevant" as a Joint Parliamentary
Committee (JPC) has been constituted to look into the issue.

"There is a JPC now looking into it (G2 scam). I don`t
think the other report (prepared by Joshi) in necessary now.

It is irrelevant now," Abdullah told reporters on the
sidelines of a function here.

Abdullah, who holds the New and Renewable Energy
portfolio, was replying to questions regarding the Congress
opposing Joshi from tabling the report at the PAC meeting
today.

"... now finally JPC has been formed I think that it
is now for them to look into 2G scam and other things," he
said.

The controversial report was recently returned by
Speaker Meira Kumar to Joshi, who was reappointed as PAC
Chairman in May, suggesting that it was an "unfinished work"
as it was not supported by the entire PAC, whose term ended on
April 30.

PTI