Pathak report: Cabinet meets on Monday

The meeting is taking place just an hour before the LS and RS are meeting to discuss the issue.

india Updated: Aug 06, 2006 21:06 IST

A meeting of the Union Cabinet is scheduled early on Monday to approve the Action Taken Report (ATR) along with the report of the Justice Pathak Inquiry Authority ahead of their tabling in Parliament.

The meeting is taking place just an hour before the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are meeting on what could be a stormy day with the opposition set to make the leakage of the Justice Pathak report a major political issue.

Deliberations of the Cabinet are taking place in the backdrop of former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh, indicted in the report on the Iraqi oil-for-food scam, giving a privilege notice against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which is being dubbed as both the Government and the Congress as an "absolute act of indiscipline".

Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his team of officials virtually burnt the midnight oil to prepare the ATR within 72 hours of the report's submission to the government, which is a record of sorts.

Justice Pathak report is a 110-page document including 32 pages of annexures.

First Published: Aug 06, 2006 21:06 IST