PAC controversy unfortunate: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed as "highly unfortunate" the controversy that had erupted involving Parliament`s PAC led by senior BJP leader MM Joshi on the draft report in the 2G spectrum issue.

Last Updated: May 02, 2011, 19:29 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed as "highly unfortunate" the controversy that had erupted involving Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) led by senior BJP leader MM Joshi on the draft report in the 2G spectrum issue.

"It was highly unfortunate that such a controversy erupted with sinister attempts to interfere in the PAC`s report a few days ago," Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of his favourite Janata Darbar programme.

In a parliamentary setup, PAC is a constitutional body and there is no provision of a parallel PAC, he said pointing out that the PAC works to review the reports of Comptroller and Auditor General under the constitutional system and submit
its reports to the Speaker.

It is a constitutional system and no attempt should be made to interfere in the function of PAC, Kumar said.

The parliamentary committees use to function with perpetual understanding and coordination and the decision of the Speaker about their function is final, he said.

PTI