2G: Cong questions relevance of PAC report
Congress questioned the relevance of the PAC report which directly indicted the PMO.
New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday questioned the relevance of the report by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi which directly indicted the Prime Minister Office and Home Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum scam.
“Findings of the earlier PAC is no longer valid in the new PAC constituted…Why an already rejected report is being pushed down the throat”, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said referring Joshi`s attempt to table the report before the new PAC. The report was rejected during the previous PAC.
“The distinguished member of the super legislative body has decided to sacrifice his constitutional role over political gains,” Tiwari said.
Earlier in the day, Congress and its allies thwarted Joshi`s attempt to table the 2G scam report before the newly constituted PAC.
On the other hand, NDA members wanted circulation of the report for consideration. Interestingly, DMK and BSP members also favoured it, apparently reflecting the current status of their relationship with the Congress.
The PAC meeting on April 28 had ended in pandemonium with 11 of the 21-member PAC "rejected" the draft report on 2G scam. The UPA managed to secure the support of BSP and SP to obtain a surprising majority.
Joshi had then sent the report Speaker Meira Kumar along with a covering letter detailing the sequence of events during the meeting.
The Speaker had returned the draft report, saying it had not been adopted by the panel.