Govt must explain why it is averse to JPC on 2G scam: CPI

With the stand-off between government and opposition continuing in Parliament, CPI on Wednesday said that the Centre should explain why it was averse to setting up a JPC to go into the 2G spectrum allocation issue.

Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 19:57 PM IST

New Delhi: With the stand-off between
government and opposition continuing in Parliament, CPI on Wednesday
said that the Centre should explain why it was averse to
setting up a JPC to go into the 2G spectrum allocation issue.
Noting that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was an
elected body, party National Secretary D Raja said the
government, which wants to refer the CAG report to the PAC,
cannot interfere with its working.

He said the government`s proposal to empower PAC with a
team of officials from various investigative agencies was not
possible. "How can they interfere with PAC functioning? It is
an elected body. Government has nothing to do with PAC."
"If the government is opposed to forming a Joint
Parliamentary Committee (into the spectrum scam), it should
explain why," Raja said.

PTI