Speaker examining documents on 2G scam probe given by Joshi
Speaker Meira Kumar appears to be in no hurry to decide whether the "document" submitted by PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on its scrutiny into the 2G scam issue is indeed the report of the committee.Updated: May 04, 2011 15:52 IST
Speaker Meira Kumar appears to be in no hurry to decide whether the "document" submitted by PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on its scrutiny into the 2G scam issue is indeed the report of the committee.
The controversial draft report that was sharply critical of the PMO, Prime Minister, the then finance minister P Chidambaram among others was 'rejected' by the majority of members during a chaotic meeting last week.
"We have not applied our mind to it", Lok Sabha sources when asked as to when the Speaker would decide on the contentious issue.
The Monsoon session of Parliament is likely to start sometime in July and its exact schedule is yet to be fixed.
The sources said that all the material which have been submitted in connection with the PAC are under examination.
To a specific question when the report submitted by Joshi to her would be tabled in Parliament, they said the "document" given by the BJP veteran, as also the papers submitted by Congress and like-minded parties, were under examination.
Joshi, who has again been appointed as PAC Chairman for a second term, had submitted the report to the Speaker's Office on Saturday last, unfazed by the "rejection" of the draft report by Congress, DMK, SP and BSP members by majority in the 21-member Committee.
"I have submitted the report... My expectation is that the Speaker should accept it and place it in Parliament," Joshi had said.
Attacking Joshi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister P K Bansal had said that "going by Joshi's queer theory, the entire democratic system would crumble with a minority in Parliament insisting on treating their views as the decision of Parliament".
Congress and DMK members have attacked the draft, saying it had been prepared by Joshi with a "malafide" intention of destabilising the government.