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BJP to boycott JPC over 2G scam

Agencies   |  Oct 11, 2012, 12:35PM IST
New Delhi: Left leaders stormed out of JPC meet on 2G over the issue of calling Finance Minister P Chidambaram as witnesses. 
 
SP, BSP also backed Left leaders asking for Chidambaram to be examined by JPC.
 
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party was likely to boycott the proceedings of the Joint Parliamentary Committee tomorrow on 2G over the issue of calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram as witnesses.
 
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has written a letter to Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) chief PC Chacko, saying that his party will boycott the meet on 2G.
 
BJP wants Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram to be called for deposition as witnesses.
 
BJP members had stormed out of the meetings of JPC on August 22 and September 18, charging panel chief P C Chacko with being biased and accusing Congress members of using foul language.
 
The six BJP members in JPC had asked Chacko to take a final decision on calling Singh and Chidambaram before the Committee. But Chacko has maintained that he would not take a decision on the issue using his discretionary powers and would leave it to the wisdom of committee members.
 
Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) too had demanded that Chidambaram be called before JPC after RBI Governor D Subbarao deposed before it.
 
Chacko had postponed the October 3 meeting of the JPC after Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar decided to talk to BJP members to end the stalemate. 
 
(With PTI inputs)
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