I will do what rules and regulations permit: Meira on Jaswant
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Last Updated: Friday, September 25, 2009, 18:05
  
Patna: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Friday said she would go only by rules and regulations on BJP's demand for removal of expelled party MP Jaswant Singh from the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.

"I will do what rules and regulations permit. We can't force him out. There is something called law, we will have to follow it," Kumar said of Singh who has been expelled from the Saffron party for his controversial book 'Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence'.

"It is up to Jaswant Singh to take a decision," she said in reply to a question.

Jaswant Singh has rejected BJP's demand that he give up the post of chairperson of PAC.

Kumar laid the foundation of a 500-bed hospital and medical college at Bihta, about 35 km from patna.

On August 31, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj met Singh and requested him personally that though keeping his seniority in mind the post of PAC chairman was offered to him, he should step down as the situation has changed now.

The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena boycotted the first meeting of the PAC on September 7. Unfazed by this, Singh said he was sure they will attend the upcoming meetings.

Bureau Report


First Published: Friday, September 25, 2009, 18:05


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