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Apr 02, 2013 at 09:43am IST

2G scam case: Not calling Raja before JPC a serious omission, says BJP

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has hit out at JPC Chairman PC Chacko for what it calls delaying the proceedings in the 2G scam case and dragging his feet on calling former telecom A Raja to depose before the panel. "For some strange reason our chairman PC Chacko is neither calling a meeting of the JPC nor is inviting Raja to appear as a witness. There is something seriously wrong," said senior party leader Yashwant Sinha.

"I think the JPC is being used now to conceal the truth rather than expose the truth. It is a very serious issue. I, therefore, propose to write to the PM and the Lok Sabha Speaker to put pressure on Chacko," he added. Sinha, along with Left members of the Committee, has been backing Raja's plea to depose before the panel.

"...I saw in my mail a letter from A Raja to Chacko which casts serious doubts about the JPC's intention and in that letter Raja says he has written three or four letters to Chacko and in his replies, the JPC Chairman just acknowledges his letters and said nothing about his coming before the panel as a witness," he said.

Raja had made a written submission before the JPC in March and his response was recently circulated to committee members. "I think it's a very serious omission that the Chairman of JPC is trying to make by not inviting Raja to depose before the JPC. Raja is right in casting aspersions on the intentions of JPC," he told reporters here.

(With Additional Inputs From PTI)