New Delhi, Sep 7(ANI): As Jaswant Singh chaired the meeting of the Public Account Committee on Monday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in a tizzy, and Deputy Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has made a public appeal to the expelled leader to step down from the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee urging him 'to keep up to the parliamentary tradition', but Jaswant Singh has refused to budge.
Six members of the BJP - NDA combine who are part of the Committee have boycotted today the PAC meet chaired by Jaswant Singh.
This is the second time Sushma Swaraj has appealed to her former Rajya Sabha boss to step down. Singh argues that the position has been given to him by the Speaker and only she can remove him.
The BJP justifies its demand on the ground that if the party had not nominated Singh for the position the Speaker would not have appointed Jaswant Singh for the job.
BJP argues that parliamentary principles require that Jaswant Singh, who has been expelled from the party, has to step down to maintain the dignity of the office.
Sushma Swaraj told reporters that party will wait for Jaswant Singh's response and if he does not step down then it would approach the Speaker.
The Speaker has already stated that she will go by the book. With very little options in its hand the patience is clearly running out in the BJP. (ANI)