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Joshi sings Jaya's tune, says drop PC from cabinet

By Onkar Singh
June 17, 2011 15:58 IST
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Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, has demanded that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram should be dropped from the cabinet for his alleged misdeeds in leaking the PAC report, sending wrong data of most-wanted persons to Pakistan, his role in the 2G spectrum scam and for the rise in fuel prices when he was the finance minister.

"Chidambaram, who got himself elected by fraudulent means as alleged by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, should be dropped from the cabinet," Joshi said while addressing a press conference at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi on Friday.

Joshi wanted to know how the confidential report submitted by him to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar was leaked to the press
even before it was officially made public. "We will consult a constitutional expert and file a breach of privilege motion against Chidambaram," he said.

On one hand the government admits that they have the report and they are wetting it and on the other hand it is made public and its contents appear in the media, the PAC chairman charged. "How is this possible? I have a strong suspicion that the report was leaked by the government. The government must reveal when the report reached the concerned ministry. When did the wetting start and how long would it take for them to reach some conclusion," he asked. 

He said that he would place the report before the newly-constituted PAC and seek the opinion of its members on the findings.
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