2G: Joshi all set to present fresh report to PAC


Murli Manohar Joshi
New Delhi, Jun 28: Murli Manohar Joshi, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman will present a fresh 2G scam report before the new PAC. He had suffered a setback when the Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar returned the report earlier citing that the report was not adopted or passed by the members of the outgoing PAC.

Joshi commented that the new report will be presented and said, “The new PAC will decide what should be done with the report." There have been many contradicting views among the members of the PAC especially on the basis of party lines with the fact clear that the Congress is bound to oppose any recommendations or findings by the new PAC report.

With the UPA coalition maintaining a dominating presence in the PAC, clear indications have already been out that the Congress members are most likely to oppose the PAC from taking up the 2G spectrum case since a JPC was already looking into the facts.

The PAC meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday is all set to go through some turbulent times as another CAG report had stolen the limelight. The leaked report that is alleged to have favoured Reliance Industries on the KG basin is also set to be discussed. The agenda also includes the discussions on the draft report on the accelerated rural water supply programme based on a CAG report of 2008.

A PAC member has been quoted as saying, “The PAC can take suo moto cognisance of the issue like it did in the 2G scam case instead of waiting for the CAG report to be sent to the panel."

The leak of the CAG report had put the UPA in bad light yet again when the it was alleged that the Petroleum Ministry had tweaked rules to facilitate some unduly benefits to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) thereby leading to an indirect gain to the government who has a financial stake in the development of K G Basin.

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