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Oppn protest ‘fraud’ JPC report tabled in LS

The controversial Joint Parliamentary Committee report on the 2G spectrum case which gave a clean chit to PM Manmohan Singh was tabled in Lok Sabha on Monday amid major chaos. Apart from giving a clean chit to the PM, the report, termed a ‘fraud’ on the Constitution, rubbishes the loss figure of 1.76 lakh crores estimated by the CAG, saying it was ‘ill-conceived’.

JPC chairman PC Chacko tabled the report in the lower house, after which speaker Meira Kumar disallowed any debate on the issue at the presentation stage during Zero Hour. This prompted members of DMK, UPA’s erstwhile partner, and Opposition members, including those from the BJP, Left, TMC, BJD and Shiromani Akali Dal, to express strong disapproval.

Before allowing Chacko to table the report, Kumar said she had received a communication from BJP leader Yashwant Sinha objecting to violation of rules during deliberations of the JPC. Gurudas Dasgupta (CPI) had sought to raise objections on the issue, she said. Kumar said there was no provision in the rules permitting a discussion or raising of objections before presentation of a report adopted by a JPC.
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