2G: Sibal says no PAC report exists, PC says 'distortion'

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Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, May 1: It seems that the 2G spectrum scam has become a battle between BJP leader and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) head, Murli Manohar Joshi and other UPA ministers.

The investigating committee on 2G spectrum scam, PAC has already submitted its report to the Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday, Apr 30. While Joshi demanded to table the report in the Parliament, union telecom minister Kapil Sibal refused to accept the existence of the PAC report.

In an interview with a TV news channel, Sibal said, "The Chairman himself has made a public statement and that's what the other members have said, that he says, he adjourned the proceedings, so obviously for a report to be adopted, it either has to be adopted unanimously or by majority."

"According to the Chairman and the members in any case, it was not adopted by majority, so there is no report," asserted Sibal.

Meanwhile, the union home minister P Chidambaram also hurled an attack on the BJP leader over the crticism that Joshi mentioned in his PAC report about Chidambaram.

In his PAC report, Joshi had claimed that Chidambaram in 2008 had suggested to the Prime Minister to treat the sale of 2G spectrum "as closed."

Now, the home minister criticised the PAC report and chided that Joshi's draft report was a "gross distortion" which "deliberately and mischievously" omitted his suggestions.

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