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PM rejects Yashwant Sinha's plea to appear before 2G JPC

April 03, 2013 15:45 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has rejected Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha's demand that he depose before the Joint Parliamentary Committee in the 2G spectrum scam.

Sinha had demanded that Dr Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram appear before the JPC for the truth to come out.

Sinha, who is also a member of the JPC, has raised serious objections over not convening of the panel meeting for two months now and demanded that then telecom minister A Raja, who has been wanting to appear before the JPC, be allowed to do so as he is a key witness in the scam.

This is the prime minister’s reply:  “You are aware that all pertinent records and documents available with the government have already been placed at the disposal of the JPC. I have said from the beginning that neither the government nor I have anything to hide in this matter. The decision as to what evidence should be sought and which individuals should be asked to appear before the JPC is a matter that needs to be decided internally by the JPC and its chairman."