JPC

  • BJP accuses Chacko of changing contents of dissent note on 2G report December 10, 2013

    Parliament was adjourned on the day four of winter session as the Bharatiya Janata Party objected to the Joint Parliamentary Committee report on 2G being tabled. The Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman declined the BJP's demand to allow discussion on the report. BJP leader Arun Jaitley accused the JPC chairman of...
  • Parliament: How the day progressed December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Both the houses of Parliament have been adjourned till Wednesday after MPs form Seemandhara and Telangana region created rucks over the United Andhra issue, JPC report and 2G scam. 2:03 pm: Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till Wednesday. 12:20 pm: Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm. 12:15 pm:...
  • 2G report: BJP may bring no-confidence motion against Meira Kumar December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to bring a no-confidence motion against Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar over the 2G JPC report fiasco. Sources say the BJP is upset that Meira Kumar didn't allow discussion on the JPC report in the Lok Sabha. The controversial report of the JPC,...
  • JPC tables 2G report in Parliament, says PM was misled December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversial report of the JPC, which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the 2G spectrum scam saying he was "misled" by the then Telecom Minister A Raja, was tabled in Lok Sabha amid pandemonium on Monday. The report was tabled by JPC Chairman...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker today October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversial JPC report, which had given a clean chit to the Prime Minister in 2G spectrum allocation scam, will be submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday. ...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker tomorrow October 28, 2013

    The controversial JPC report, which had given a clean chit to the Prime Minister in 2G spectrum allocation scam, will be submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday. Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman PC Chacko will submit the report along with the dissent notes given by six parties, which...
  • 2G scam: BJP, other 5 parties filed its dissent report on the JPC findings October 10, 2013

    Beating the deadline, main opposition BJP, on Thursday, filed its dissent report on the JPC findings on the 2G spectrum scam, calling it "flawed and a bundle of contradictions", joining five other CPI(M), CPI, DMK, AIADMK and BJD. BJP submitted a 42-page dissent note signed by its six members in the...
  • JPC report on 2G scam a cover-up: CPI September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The CPI on Saturday termed the JPC report on 2G scam as a "cover-up" and said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram were "morally and legally" responsible for the enormous losses caused to the exchequer. "The report is a cover-up operation. A fraud has been played,...
  • JPC adopts 2G case report, 16 members in favour, 11 against September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Friday adopted its controversial draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation case which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Sixteen members voted in favour of the report and 11 against the report, said JPC Chairman...
  • 2G: JPC to adopt its report giving clean chit to Manmohan, Chidambaram today September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee will meet on Friday to adopt its controversial draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation case which gives a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Sources said the Janata Dal United which was earlier opposed to the draft,...
  • Crucial JPC meet over 2G scam to be held on Friday September 26, 2013

    The meeting of JPC on 2G scam on Friday is set to be a stormy affair as the panel readies to adopt its controversial draft report which gave clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and indicted former Telecom Minister A Raja. In an embarrassment for Congress, its key UPA ally...
  • Calling more witnesses on 2G scam: DMK- PC Chacko tussle escalates September 24, 2013

    The tussle between DMK and Joint Parliamentary Committee chief PC Chacko over calling more witnesses and documents before the panel adopts its controversial report on 2G scam has escalated. Despite Chacko rejecting DMK member TR Baalu's demand to call for more documents and officials before adopting the report, the latter has...
  • JPC meet on 2G scam on September 23 to be stormy after clean chit to PM September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The meeting of JPC on 2G scam on September 23 is set to be stormy as it has to adopt its controversial draft report which gave clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and indicted former Telecom Minister A Raja. Battle lines have been drawn for the meeting as...
  • BJP cut up with govt putting a nominated member in JPC on 2G August 29, 2013

    Miffed at government putting a nominated member in the JPC on 2G spectrum scam, BJP is likely to write to Rajya Sabha Chairperson Hamid Ansari asking him whether the proportional representation rule will be followed in future committees or the ruling party will have its say. The Parliamentary Standing Committees, Public...
  • 2G: LS approves extension of JPC till the end of Monsoon Session May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha has approved the extension of the term of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam till the end of Monsoon Session. The Monsoon Session is likely to begin around July 23. Facing a combined Opposition and allegations of bias, the chairman of JPC, PC Chacko...
  • 2G: Swamy moves court for summoning of Raja's statement to JPC May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Saturday moved a special CBI court seeking summoning of a written statement given by former Telecom Minister A Raja to Joint Parliamentary Committee in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. In his application filed before Special CBI Judge OP Saini, Swamy said...
  • 2G JPC may meet on Tuesday May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G scam is likely to meet on Tuesday to decide on the "future course of action" amid possibility of it seeking a fresh extension of tenure to adopt the controversial draft report. After Lok Sahba Speaker Meira Kumar expressed her inability to remove...
  • Speaker rejects Oppn demand to remove Chacko as JPC chief May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday rejected the Opposition demand for removal of PC Chacko as Chairman of the JPC probing the 2G scam, citing "absence of express provisions in rules". In a letter to JPC members, Kumar said rules and directions are "silent" on the removal...
  • 2G case: 15 members of JPC reject panel report in toto May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Fifteen opposition members of JPC on 2G spectrum scam on Wednesday wrote to the committee secretariat rejecting the panel's draft report in toto, setting the stage for worsening of the confrontation with the government on the issue. The 15 members, who had met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar last...
  • The Last Word: Is Oppn justified in obstructing Parliament over JPC, coalgate issues? April 29, 2013

    Parliament failed to transact normal business for sixth consecutive day on Monday amid protests on the coalgate issue. ...
  • Ready for amendments in form of dissent notes: PC Chacko April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid demands by opposition members for the outright rejection of the draft report on 2G, JPC Chairman PC Chacko on Monday said he was ready to take their amendments in the form of dissent notes but would not change the text of the documents. "I am willing for a...
  • 2G: There is no provision to remove JPC chief, says Chacko April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: As the deadlock in Parliament continues, Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairperson PC Chacko has said that the government is not stubborn, but too soft on the Opposition. He said that the date for the meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting on the 2G scam will be decided on...
  • 2G report leaked by someone from JPC, I'm not responsible for it: Chacko April 29, 2013

    JPC Chairman PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, said he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster. Chacko was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here is the...
  • Would've thought of quitting if asked directly: Chacko April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: JPC Chairman PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, says he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster. "If they had come and told me 'you resign',...
  • Those asking for my resignation are playing a political game: PC Chacko April 28, 2013

    PC Chacko, who is the chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee, which is examining the alleged irregularities in the allocation of the 2G spectrum, has alleged that the political parties which are seeking his resignation are playing a political game. Chacko was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate....
  • Open to amending JPC draft report if convinced: Chacko April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to end the confrontation in JPC, its Chairman P C Chacko, under opposition fire, on Friday expressed willingness to consider amendments to the controversial draft report on 2G spectrum scam which gave a clean chit to the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister. Chacko told...
  • Chacko hits out at Oppn for asking Speaker to sack him April 26, 2013

    The Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam and Congress MP, PC Chacko, has hit out at the Opposition for asking the Speaker to sack him. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he charged them with playing a political game by going to the Speaker with their...
  • 2G scam: Raja insists he be allowed to depose before JPC April 26, 2013

    As the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G scam stays divided with opposition members asking for PC Chacko's resignation, former telecom minister A Raja insists he should be allowed to depose. ...
  • Chacko has no moral right to preside over JPC: BJP April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Expressing no-confidence in PC Chacko as Chairman of JPC, against whom 15 members of the 30-member Committee have represented to the Speaker for his removal, the BJP on Thursday said he has no right to preside over the panel in such circumstances. The opposition party cited Constitutional provisions...
  • No question of Chacko resigning: Kamal Nath April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Opposition prepared to scuttle the JPC report on 2G spectrum scam, the government on Thursday expressed confidence that the members will exercise their correct judgement irrespective of their party affiliation. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath's reaction came when asked about the Opposition parties' move to corner...