Congress seeks to corner Joshi at PAC meet

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New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) Parliament''s re-constitutedPublic Accounts Committee (PAC) witnessed some stormy scenesat its first meeting today with Congress members seeking tocorner Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on the 2G scam issue andthe NDA members counselling restraint.

As soon as the meeting began, Congress members JayanthiNatarajan and Girija Vyas wanted Joshi to clarify on theCommittee''s ''report'' on the 2G spectrum scam issue and wantedto know the status of the "so called report".

At this point Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena), Naresh Gujral(JD-U) and Prakash Javadekar (BJP) contended that raisingissues related to the 2G matter would only lead to bad bloodand do no good to the Committee.

"Let bygones be bygones," was their refrain.

K Sudhakaran (Cong) said he had given a dissent note onthe 2G scam matter and sought to know what was done with it.

Joshi told the Committee that the he had submitted tothe 2G scam report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar along withthe dissent note of Sudhakaran.

B Mahtab (BJD) asked the members to make a new beginningand making allegations and countering the same would not helpin the functioning of the Committee.

The chair also asked members to refrain from indulgingin party politics in the Committee meetings.

After customary introduction of members, the Committeedeliberated on issues to be taken up for examination duringits tenure.

It is understood that the committee decided to take upmatters related to defence, the Medical Council of India amongothers. (More) PTI SKU

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