Will comment on final PAC report: Karat

August 7th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Sunday said his party will comment on the final report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and not on the draft that is being circulated among its members.

“The PAC report is not yet adopted. What has been circulated is a draft report by the chairman. Now the PAC has to meet, discuss and decide on the matter. The controversy is about that draft which is being circulated, so it will be discussed in the PAC first,” he said here.

“Our MP, who is a member of the PAC, will also be a party to the discussion and let us see what comes out of the final PAC report,” he said.

“I cannot comment as it is only a draft, not the final report. The previous draft was also scrapped. First let them discuss and see what happens,” said Karat.

The reworked report of PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi, which questions the prime minister’s role in the 2G spectrum allocation, has sparked a row, with the Congress dismissing the report as “motivated” and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asserting that there is “nothing wrong” with it.

Joshi, a senior BJP leader, circulated his reworked report among PAC members Saturday.

Joshi was reappointed chairman of the PAC in May after the term of the previous committee ended April 30.

On June 28, Joshi tried to place the report before the new PAC, but he did not succeed due to fierce opposition from United Progressive Alliance members.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar returned the report on grounds it was not supported by the entire PAC.

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