P C Chacko

Uttarakhand High Court's intervention validates our doubt on EVM

With the Uttarakhand High Court directing the judicial magistrate to seize the EVMs used during the assembly polls, the Congress has called on the poll panel to `come clear` and convince the nation of no tampering and manipulation with the voting machines.

Apr 28, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

Raja's written submission before JPC not part of 2G report

Former Telecom Minister A Raja's written submission before the JPC, in which he had claimed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in the loop over policy decisions, does not form part of the panel's report on 2G spectrum scam.

Oct 30, 2013, 17:28 PM IST

Govt has its way in JPC approving the draft report on 2G scam

JPC Chairman P C Chacko told reporters after the meeting that all those who voted against the draft report would be given 15 days to file their dissent report.

Sep 27, 2013, 18:40 PM IST

Summoning Raja before JPC 'unconstitutional': Chacko

"Article 20 (iii) of the Constitution clearly states no person accused of any offence shall be compelled to be a witness against himself," Chacko said.

May 15, 2013, 22:24 PM IST

Speaker rejects demand for Chacko’s removal

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday rejected the Opposition demand for removal of P C Chacko as the chairman of the JPC.

May 02, 2013, 16:10 PM IST

Opposition, DMK members of JPC demand Chacko`s removal

Opposition and DMK members of the JPC on 2G today demanded the ouster of chairperson P C Chacko for being "highly partisan" and asked Speaker Meira Kumar to replace him with a new chief.

Apr 25, 2013, 16:03 PM IST

Did not name Vajpayee in JPC draft report on 2G: Chacko

Under attack from the BJP, JPC Chairman P C Chacko Monday said he has not named former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in his draft report on the 2G spectrum issue.

Apr 22, 2013, 15:23 PM IST

Sinha accuses Chacko of being 'unilateral'; calls for JPC meet

"Your step is clearly in violation of the principle of consensus on which the committee is supposed to work," Sinha said in his letter to Chacko.

Mar 19, 2013, 21:16 PM IST

2G spectrum case: Raja rejects Chacko's offer

Former Telecom Minister A Raja has rejected JPC Chairman P C Chacko's offer giving him a chance to respond on the 2G spectrum allocation issue in written submissions, saying he wants to personally depose before the panel to tender evidence on the matter.

Mar 13, 2013, 20:50 PM IST

'Not inevitable' to call Raja as witness before JPC: Chacko

'A final decision, however, in this regard will be taken after discussing it with all JPC members' Chacko said.

Mar 02, 2013, 19:16 PM IST

Suryanelli rape case: Congress distances itself from Chacko’s remarks

Congress distanced itself from PC Chacko`s remarks that party will take decision on demand for removal of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, facing controversy over an old rape case.

Feb 12, 2013, 00:48 AM IST

Summoning PM as witness `out of question`: JPC chairman

Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam P C Chacko ruled out summoning Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to depose before the panel.

Nov 07, 2012, 18:33 PM IST

2G: BJP MPs again abstain from proceedings of JPC

Amid demands for calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram as witnesses before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G, BJP members in the panel on Thursday once again abstained from its proceedings.

Oct 18, 2012, 12:20 PM IST

JPC on 2G to question former Finance Ministry official

Amid uncertainty over BJP's participation in its next meeting, the Joint Parliamentary Committee probing 2G spectrum allocation case will question a former senior official of the Finance Ministry on October 11 on the issue.

Oct 09, 2012, 19:51 PM IST

JPC meeting to be held this week: Chacko

The next meeting of JPC on 2G scam is likely to be held on October 11 or 12 when Attorney General G E Vahanvati would appear before it, its Chairman P C Chacko said Monday.

Oct 08, 2012, 19:41 PM IST

Agitation against FDI in retail "melodramatic": Cong

Congress on Thursday dubbed as "melodramatic" the agitations on the issue of FDI in retail and taunted its critics that the parties which had opposed the Indo-US nuclear deal were defeated in the last Lok Sabha polls.

Oct 04, 2012, 00:22 AM IST

JPC meet slated for Oct 3 postponed: Chacko

Attorney General was to depose before JPC meet on that day.

Sep 29, 2012, 19:33 PM IST

BJP accuses JPC chairman of being `biased`, threatens to quit

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who is a member of the Committee, said his party has lost faith in the panel and did not expect it to uncover the truth.

Sep 18, 2012, 18:43 PM IST

2G: Chacko rules out calling Vajpayee in witness list

With the JPC on 2G scam racing against time to complete its report by December, panel chief P C Chacko has started meeting members to trim down the list of witnesses even as he asserted that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will not be called despite suggestions.

Jul 15, 2012, 11:14 AM IST

'Minority' NDA govt took major policy decisions in 1999: JPC

The caretaker NDA government took major policy decisions in 1999 including implementation of the migration package for telecom operators despite the then cabinet secretary asking departments not to do so, JPC chairman P C Chacko said Tuesday.

Aug 23, 2011, 22:53 PM IST