BJP says will keep 2G issue alive in PAC

With the 2G issue caught in a logjam in the JPC,the BJP Friday sought to bring the matter to the forefront of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee saying the matter is pending and should be disposed of.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: May 18, 2013 2:00 am

With the 2G issue caught in a logjam in the JPC,the BJP Friday sought to bring the matter to the forefront of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee saying the matter is pending and should be disposed of. The demand to settle the pending issue came at the first meeting of the newly constituted PAC.

BJP’s Prakash Javadekar raised the issue of PAC’s draft report on 2G scam,saying it was still pending and sought to know when would it be taken up.

PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi has kept the 2G issue alive by mentioning in documents circulated to the members that the “draft report on ‘recent developments in the telecom sector,including allocation of 2G and 3G spectrum’ was also circulated to members of the PAC,2011-12”.

When the previous committee came into being,Joshi had mentioned the draft report as a “pending agenda” of PAC. The draft report of the JPC on 2G scam had given a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. It had charged former telecom minister A Raja of misleading the PM on the issue of 2G spectrum allocation.

The JPC has not met after the draft report was circulated last month amid sharp differences between Opposition and UPA members. As many as 15 Opposition members in the 30-member committee had rejected the draft and had expressed no confidence in panel chief P C Chacko.

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