Congress cites Shourie to spike JPC into 2G Spectrum

Congress Wednesday pounced on former telecom minister and BJP leader Arun Shourie`s opposition to setting up of a JPC into the 2G Spectrum scam to take on the opposition party, saying BJP has not been able to justify its demand.

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2010, 20:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress Wednesday pounced on former
telecom minister and BJP leader Arun Shourie`s opposition to
setting up of a JPC into the 2G Spectrum scam to take on the
opposition party, saying BJP has not been able to justify its
demand.

Terming Shourie "an eminent journalist", party
spokesperson Manish Tewari said the former telecom minister
"has possibly correctly pointed out that the SC-monitored
investigation into the issue should continue."

Shourie has told a newspaper that JPC "is not the
right demand at all" and that the Supreme Court should monitor
the investigation in the 2G Spectrum case.

BJP, Shiv Sena, JD-U and Samajwadi Party have been
insisting on JPC probe into the issue, a demand which has not
been opposed by any other opposition party.

The Congress spokesperson said the matter is already
under investigation of CBI and CAG has given a report which
goes to PAC as per the constitutional process.

"When two parallel and concurrent investigations are
already going on, what purpose the third investigation would
serve is something that BJP has not been able to answer,"
Tewari said.

PTI