The BJP tonight sought to bring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the line of fire on the 2-G Spectrum scam, saying his "personal culpability" has now increased in the wake of media reports over how the DMK had "arm-twisted" him on the issue.
The BJP Core Group met tonight at the residence of senior leader LK Advani and decided that it would continue to demand the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to go into the scam as the Public Accounts Committee could go only into audit and accounting matters.
"Everyday more and more skeletons in relation to the pricing and allotment of 2-G Spectrum are falling out of the cupboard.
"Earlier the culpability was pointing in the direction of then telecom minister Mr A Raja and his department. Then came a second stage where the PM was being accused of inaction. With the latest revelations now being telecast, the Prime Minister's personal culpability has now increased. It has become extremely serious," senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley told reporters after the meeting.