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Yashwant offers to help JPC in probe

delhi Updated: May 19, 2011 22:42 IST
Saroj Nagi

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday volunteered to depose before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on matters related the migration package given to telecom operators to shift from fixed licence regime to a revenue-sharing model.

Sinha was heading the group of ministers which went into the issue during the NDA regime.

While offering to come before the panel of which he is a member, he also said his colleague Jaswant Singh would also depose. Singh reportedly did not say anything.

JPC chairman PC Chacko later told reporters that the panel had to decide on whether Sinha would be called. It has also yet to communicate to former attorney general Soli Sorabjee its decision to summon him.

With the JPC starting to dig up dirt on the telecom policy during the NDA regime, its members on Thursday sought to turn the spotlight back on the 2G scam in the UPA regime.

The panel will hear CAG Vinod Rai on May 30, CBI director AP Singh on June 7 and the officials of finance ministry on June 8. From June 29 it will begin examining witnesses.

The 30-member committee, which has been entrusted to go into the telecom policy from 1998 onwards, is expected to complete its report by the end of monsoon session in August.