New Delhi, Oct. 10: The BJP released a note of dissent against the report of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on telecom even before the report has been submitted in Parliament, prompting panel chief P.C. Chacko to accuse it of insulting the House.
BJP MP Yashwant Sinha, who was on the committee, described the report as a “bundle of contradictions, half-truths and untruths”.
Chacko, a Congress MP, said it was “breach of privilege” to speak about the report before it had been tabled.
“The report has not yet been submitted to the Lok Sabha Speaker. No part of the report can be revealed or publicised by any member until it is tabled in Parliament. This kind of irresponsible behaviour by a senior member will not be good for the committee system in Parliament. Every member is free to give dissent notes and speak about the report after submission.”
Sinha had accused Chacko of doing “cover-up” job to protect the Prime Minister in the 2G scandal. The Congress leader said: “Every conclusion in the report is based on facts and government records. Why is Sinha so desperate and worried? Does he fear skeletons from the period when the NDA was in power will come out?”