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Sinha writes to PM, asks him to appear before JPC

Sinha writes to PM, asks him to appear before JPC
Citing former telecom minister A Raja’s communication to JPC on 2G scam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member in the panel Yashwant Sinha on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to appear before the committee to ‘clear your name’ following allegations levelled against him. In his letter, Sinha said any hesitation on his part to appear before JPC will prove that he has something to hide.

Sinha pointed out that when Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee was examining the CAG report on the 2G scam, the Prime Minister had publicly offered to appear before it to enable the committee reach the right conclusions. ‘You have not made a similar offer to the JPC despite the fact that many members of the JPC have publicly demanded that you appear before the JPC,’ said Sinha.

He claimed that in his communications to the JPC, Raja has levelled ‘serious allegations’ against the Prime Minister and finance minister P Chidambaram. ‘I think it is in your own personal interest to appear before the JPC and clear your name. You may also suggest the Finance Minister to make a similar offer,’ wrote Sinha.

The BJP leader asked the Prime Minister to request JPC Chairman P C Chacko to call Raja as a witness before the committee. ‘Any hesitation on your part will only confirm the feeling that you have something to hide,’ Sinha said.

In a separate letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Sinha recalled Raja’s request to her to be called before JPC as a witness. He said despite several letters, Chacko has not entertained the request. ‘If you also remain indifferent to the goings on, then Parliament of India will undoubtedly suffer a great setback,’ Sinha said.


TARGETTING MANMOHAN

  • Yashwant Sinha pointed out that when Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee was examining the CAG report on the 2G scam, the Prime Minister had publicly offered to appear before it to enable the committee reach the right conclusions

  • Sinha  claimed that in his communications to the JPC, Raja has levelled ‘serious allegations’ against the Prime Minister and finance minister P Chidambaram. ‘I think it is in your own personal interest to appear before the JPC and clear your name. You may also suggest the Finance Minister to make a similar offer,’ BJP leader wrote

  • The BJP leader asked the Prime Minister to request JPC Chairman P C Chacko to call Raja as a witness before the committee
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