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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2769

Spectrum: Nothing to hide. Won’t appear before JPC asserts PM

From R. Vasudevan—Reporting from New Delhi
New Delhi, 04 April (

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday virtually rejected BJP leader Yashwant Singh demand for his appearance before the Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the 2G scam, saying the panel should take a call on it even as he asserted that he had nothing to hide.

Two days after Sinha, a JPC member, wrote to him, Dr. Singh responded by saying that all “pertinent” documents related to 2G spectrum allocation of 2008 were available with the JPC.

“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,” the Prime Minister said in his letter to Sinha.

Dr. Singh underscored that he had said “from the beginning that neither the Government nor I have anything to hide in this matter” related to 2G spectrum allocation.

“You are aware that all pertinent records and documents available with the Government have already been placed at the disposal of the JPC,” he told the BJP leader.

Sinha’s letter to the Prime Minister had triggered a fresh war in JPC with its chairman P C Chacko on Tuesday rubbishing the demand as a “political stunt”.

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