Vajpayee not to be called by JPC
New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will not be called as a witness before the Joint Parliamentary Committee looking into the 2G spectrum allocation scam, although his name was suggested by some members.
There have also been suggestions by some members to call former Defence Minister George Fernandes.
"We will not summon Vajpayee and Fernandes due to their ill health," JPC Chairman PC Chacko told PTI here.
The names of Vajpayee and Fernandes had found place in the list of those suggested to be called before the panel.
The suggestion for calling Vajpayee was made as he had held the Telecom portfolio for a few monthys after the resignation of Jagmohan in the NDA regime.
Chacko had earlier also expressed regret that the name of Vajpayee made it to the list of proposed witnesses.
During the last meeting, BJP`s Yashwant Sinha had reacted angrily to the inclusion of Vajpayee`s name in the list.
Sources said there was general feeling in the committee that ministers, both former and present, were not required to be called before it as sufficient material was available with the panel to prepare report as per the terms and reference of the JPC.
The terms of reference of the JPC formed last year were to examine the telecom policies followed from 1998 to 2009 and whether there had been any aberrations.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Prashant Bhushan questions Arvind Kejriwal on Lokpal through press conference
- PM Modi addresses the nation during Maan Ki baat
- Delhi police arrests BSF personnel, ISI operative for espionage
- Exclusive: Prakash Javadekar's views on issue of climate change before UN summit
- Kerala's Sunni religious leader calls gender equality ‘un-Islamic’
- Women fit only to deliver children, gender equality un-islamic: Kerala Muslim leader
- Intolerance issue: Aamir Khan's remarks 'innocent', says Rajkumar Hirani
- Arvind Kejriwal backs Tarun Gogoi's claim over Guv favouring BJP, suspects 'coop federalism'
- PM Modi leaves for Paris to take part in Climate Conference
- Muslims worldwide had celebrated after 9/11: Donald Trump