With the stand-off between government and opposition continuing in Parliament, CPI on Wednesday said that the Centre should explain why it was averse to setting up a JPC to go into the 2G spectrum allocation issue.
Noting that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was an elected body, party National Secretary D Raja said the government, which wants to refer the CAG report to the PAC, cannot interfere with its working.
He said that the government's proposal to empower PAC with a team of officials from various investigative agencies was not possible. "How can they interfere with PAC functioning? It is an elected body. Government has nothing to do with PAC."
"If the government is opposed to forming a Joint Parliamentary Committee (into the spectrum scam), it should explain why," Raja said.