PAC report has to be accepted by Speaker: Joshi
Unfazed by the "rejection" of the draft PAC report by a "majority", BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi today said that the Lok Sabha Speaker has no option but to accept the report on the 2G scam presented by him.delhi Updated: May 04, 2011 21:31 IST
Unfazed by the "rejection" of the draft PAC report by a "majority", BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday said that the Lok Sabha Speaker has no option but to accept the report on the 2G scam presented by him.
"There is no other possibility and the Speaker should not reject it," he said in an interview on the raging controversy surrounding the draft report he submitted last week.
He was replying to a question about what are the options before Speaker Meira Kumar to whom he has submitted the draft report that was sharply critical of the PMO, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then finance minister P Chidambaram.
Joshi rejected criticism that he was partisan in the compilation of the report ignoring the views of members belonging to Congress and DMK and that the report was outsourced.
"These are serious charges. Anybody can charge anything if it doesn't suit them," he said.
Replying to queries about the Congress claim that the draft report does not exist because the "majority has rejected", he said, "This is absurd."
"In PAC there is no vote. There is no concept of voting in the committee and there is no dissent. Only paras are adopted and suggestions are included. In fact, some suggestions have been incorporated," he said, citing the example of acceptance of amendments given by members including Yashwant Sinha and N K Singh.
He said acceptance of the report by the Speaker was the only option available to her.