PC Chacko

  • Will Innocent be able to change the fortunes of Malayalee actors in politics? 06-04-2014 12:10 PM

    Chalakudy: If huge crowds are anything to go by, then veteran Malayalee actor Innocent could be a front-runner in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Innocent is the Independent candidate from Chalakudy, supported by the Left. The actor-turned-politician has been inspired by his recent battle with cancer, to work for the...
  • Kerala: PC Chacko, MA Baby, O Rajagopal file papers for LS polls 20-03-2014 05:55 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With just two days left for the close of nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, several prominent candidates of ruling Congress-led UDF, opposition LDF and BJP on Thursday entered the fray. Congress leader PC Chacko, who headed the JPC on 2G spectrum allocation, filed papers...
  • Situation adverse for Congress, did not want to contest: PC Chacko 15-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another embarrassment for the Congress which is trying to force its senior leaders to contest in the Lok Sabha elections, the AICC spokesperson and its Chalakudy candidate PC Chacko said that the Congress is facing an adverse situation nationally. He said that he did not want to...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: Has India been forced to climb down? 10-01-2014 11:49 PM

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • No one can take India for granted: Congress on Devyani row 10-01-2014 02:15 PM

    Content over the turn of events in the Devyani Khobragade diplomatic row, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government had proved that nobody can take India for granted. "What happened was very unfortunate. Such a thing never happens in diplomatic circle. India is not going to take things like...
  • BJP accuses Chacko of changing contents of dissent note on 2G report 10-12-2013 04:46 PM

    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...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker today 29-10-2013 12:31 PM

    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. Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Chairman PC Chacko will submit the report along with the dissent notes given by...
  • JPC report on 2G to be submitted to Speaker tomorrow 28-10-2013 10:48 PM

    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,...
  • 2G scam: BJP, other 5 parties filed its dissent report on the JPC findings 10-10-2013 09:36 PM

    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...
  • Congress wants Rahul Gandhi to take over leadership of the party, India 10-10-2013 08:26 PM

    A day after Rahul Gandhi said "a government of the youth" will come to power in 2014, Congress said, on Thursday, it wanted the young leader to take over future leadership of the party and the country. Party spokesman PC Chacko told reporters that this was the feeling of the...
  • Chacko demands ESMA be invoked as high prices hit Andhra 10-10-2013 11:01 AM

    Vizianagaram: Even as politics continues to play in Andhra Pradesh over the bifurcation of the state, life remains paralysed with power shortage being a prime concern. The warning of a cyclonic storm is also a concern as the state has been put on high alert. The prices of essential commodities...
  • Calling more witnesses on 2G scam: DMK- PC Chacko tussle escalates 24-09-2013 10:45 PM

    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...
  • Ordinance to protect lawmakers not backdoor method: Congress 24-09-2013 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday rejected criticism on the issue of an ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification, saying such a measure is "not a backdoor method" as it has to go to Parliament. "Ordinance is not an undemocratic act by any government. It is...
  • Anyone sullying army's fair name can't go scot-free: Congress 21-09-2013 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: In the midst of the row over alleged misuse of a secret intelligence unit by former Army Chief Gen VK Singh, Congress on Saturday said anyone denigrating the fair name of the Indian Army "cannot go scot-free and will be punished". "Silly explanations will not be satisfactory...It appears...
  • 3 Cong MPs threaten to quit over Telangana issue 19-05-2013 05:15 PM

    Hyderabad: Three Congress MPs from Telangana region on Saturday said they would not hesitate to quit if the party leadership does not take a decision on statehood issue by May 30. The MPs -- M Jagannath, G Vivek and S Rajaiah -- met in Hyderabad and discussed the issue. Talking...
  • Jagan's DA case: 2 ministers charged in the case may quit 19-05-2013 01:20 PM

    Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, who returned from New Delhi on Saturday after a four-day visit during which he discussed the issue with the leadership, has summoned Rao to the state capital from his native Srikakulam district. Reddy, who is from neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, is already in Hyderabad, party sources...
  • Cong for special Parliament session if there is unanimity 18-05-2013 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: Holding the opposition's "disruptionary tactics" responsible for not allowing passage of the Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills in Parliament's Budget Session, the Congress on Saturday expressed its willingness for a special session if the other parties were agreed. Congress spokesperson PC Chacko also said that the party...
  • Congress says Telangana not on UPA's agenda 18-05-2013 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday said the issue of separate Telangana does not form part of the UPA's national agenda and it only concerned the state government- remarks which may cause consternation in Andhra Pradesh. "The issue does not form party of the national agenda of UPA. It definitely does...
  • Summoning Raja before JPC 'unconstitutional': Chacko 16-05-2013 01:26 AM

    Thrissur: JPC Chairman PC Chacko has said it will be "unconstitutional" to summon former Telecom Minister A Raja, prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, before the Joint Parliamentary Committee to take evidence, as it would be an "infringement" of Article 20 of the Constitution. "Article 20 (iii) of the...
  • 2G: LS approves extension of JPC till the end of Monsoon Session 06-05-2013 03:19 PM

    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: Chacko to move resolution for extension of JPC beyond May 10 06-05-2013 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Chairman of the joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G scam PC Chacko is likely to move a resolution in the Lok Sabha seeking extension of the JPC beyond the Budget Session. Sources say that the BJP has agreed to the extension of the JPC beyond May 10. After...
  • 2G: Swamy moves court for summoning of Raja's statement to JPC 04-05-2013 06:42 PM

    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 03-05-2013 07:55 PM

    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...
  • 2G case: Chacko wants JPC meet before May 10 02-05-2013 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's inability to remove him, JPC chairman PC Chacko on Thursday contacted the committee members to hold a meeting before May 10 when its term ends and is learnt to be ready to extend the tenure of the panel to...
  • Speaker rejects Oppn demand to remove Chacko as JPC chief 02-05-2013 02:36 PM

    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 01-05-2013 09:35 PM

    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...
  • Ready for amendments in form of dissent notes: PC Chacko 29-04-2013 04:40 PM

    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...
  • 2G: There is no provision to remove JPC chief, says Chacko 29-04-2013 11:29 AM

    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 28-04-2013 09:16 PM

    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...