JPC wants controversial note sent by Fin Min to PMO on 2G

P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Sep 23: JPC, which is looking into the 2G scam, has written to Finance Ministry seeking its note which said 2G spectrum could have been auctioned if then Finance Minister P Chidambaram had insisted.

JPC Chairman P C Chacko said he had written to the Finance Ministry as he was sure members would be demanding it at the next meeting of the Committee on Sept 27 and 28.

"We want to take cognizance of the note," Chacko told PTI about the communication on March this year which said 2G spectrum could have been auctioned if Chidambaram, then Finance Minister, had insisted.

Chacko said after news reports surfaced citing the note from Finance Ministry to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he enquired whether it was available with the JPC secretariat.

When he was told that it was not among the documents submitted to his secretariat, he wrote to the Finance Ministry, he said.

He did not reply when asked whether Chidambaram would be called by the JPC.

Sources, however, noted that the Committee had already announced its "blanket decision" to call all former Finance Ministers and Finance Secretaries from 1998 onwards.

Under this sequence, Chidambaram's turn will also come, they said.


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