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Apr 09, 2013 at 10:34am IST

PM's offer to appear before 2G PAC was not sincere: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha has hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yet again saying his offer to appear before the 2G Public Accounts Committee was not sincere as he has refused to appear before the Joint Parliamentary committee. He also said he was disappointed with the Prime Minister's response to his letter in the 2G case.

"You had made a grand offer to appear before the PAC knowing fully well that just like the JPC the PAC also had a right to do so. The government says that it has nothing to hide, the JPC had to snatch all the documents from the government department, we got to know of the documents from the media, the JPC had to pressure the government," Sinha said.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had rejected Sinha's allegations in the 2G scam. The Prime Minister had also said that it is up to the Joint Parliamentary Committee to decide who has to be called for deposition.

The Prime Minister in his reply to Yashwant Sinha's letter had said he had nothing to hide and that all the required documents had been submitted to the JPC.

In his reply to Yashwant Sinha's letter, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said, "I have received your letter of April 1, 2013 regarding the Joint Parliamentary Committee looking into the 2G matter. You are aware that all pertinent records and documents available with the Government have already been placed at the disposal of the JPC. I have said from the beginning that neither the Government nor I have anything to hide in this matter. 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."

Yashwant Sinha had written to the Prime Minister asking him to appear before the JPC. Citing former Telecom Minister A Raja's communication to JPC, Sinha had asked PM Manmohan Singh to appear before the committee to 'clear his name' following allegations levelled against him. In his letter, Sinha had said any hesitation on his part to appear before JPC will prove that he has "something to hide".