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DMK to move motion for discussion in Parliament on RP Singh's charge

Government is understood to be in favour of a discussion in Parliament over a former CAG official charge that BJP leader MM Joshi had called audit officials to his house for preparation of the PAC report on 2G scam that indicted the government.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2012 12:17 AM IST

Government is understood to be in favour of a discussion in Parliament over a former CAG official charge that BJP leader MM Joshi had called audit officials to his house for preparation of the PAC report on 2G scam that indicted the government.

Government sources said tonight that DMK, a key UPA constituent, is going to move a motion in the ongoing winter session of the House to press for a debate on the allegation made by RP Singh, former director general, post and telecommunications at CAG.

Joshi, who heads Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), offered to resign if allegations against him can be proved.

RP Singh has alleged that he was told to sign on the 2010 audit report to Parliament that had estimated a loss of Rs. 1.76 lakh crore on account of spectrum sale also resurrected the controversy over the basis for such findings.

Singh has claimed that he had estimated a loss of only Rs 2645 crore and he had signed the report containing Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss on the orders of his superiors.

There were charges and counter charges between BJP and and the Congress and the Union Ministers latched on to Singh's claims to attack BJP and Joshi.

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