The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has taken serious note of Congress MP Manish Tewari’s criticism of its chairman Murli Manohar Joshi and has threatened to take ‘appropriate action’’ after verifying that he did say the BJP should rein in Joshi.
“We’ve to confirm the veracity of the comments. The committee has authorised me to take appropriate steps,” Joshi said after the PAC meeting.
Joshi plans to write to Tewari, who is also a Congress spokesman, to check on the veracity of the reported statement.
Tewari is a member of the PC Chacko-led Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), which is also probing the telecom issue from 1998 onwards. In asking the BJP to rein in Joshi, Tewari had reportedly infused a partisan angle to a constitutional body.
Unfazed Tewari, continued with his attack: “The way PAC is now looking into these things, the opposition party should introspect.”