2G Scam | 29 April 2011

2G Scam | 29 April 2011

Hindustan Times

Congress, DMK plan to scuttle PAC report

New Delhi: The Congress and DMK have gone to war against public accounts committee chairman MM Joshi, accusing him of trying to destabilise the government. Plenty of fireworks are expected at Thursday’s meeting, where Congress and DMK members plan to stall the report’s adoption by the PAC, whose term ends on April 30. (read story)

The Times of India

PAC report: Rivals SP, BSP come to Congress aid

New Delhi: When Mayawati confidant S C Mishra escorted party MP Baliram to the doorstep of the PAC meeting on Thursday morning, it was clear that the understanding had been struck at the top. The seasoned Samajwadi Reoti Raman Singh too took a stand in sync with Congress. (read story)

The Hindu

Majority rejects PAC draft report, Joshi walks out

New Delhi: After accusations and counter-accusations through unprecedented chaotic scenes at a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) here on Thursday, 11 of its 21 members recorded their “vote" to “reject" the draft report on 2G scam circulated to the members by the Lok Sabha Secretariat on Wednesday. (read more)

The Indian Express

PAC slams Raja, PM’s ‘indirect green signal’

New Delhi: While severely indicting former telecom minister A Raja, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has, in a proposed draft report on the “recent developments in telecom sector", sought to put a part of the blame of the 2G scam at the doorstep of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for “some unfortunate omissions". (read more)

Business Standard

Cong, DMK take on Joshi in PAC war

New Delhi: The Congress and the DMK today declared war on BJP veteran and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Murali Manohar Joshi dubbing his draft report on the 2G scam “biased" and “malicious". (read story)