The Congress said on Friday that the objections raised by its members in the Public Accounts Committee probing the 2-G spectrum scam were justified.
The issues they raised were “legitimate,'' as matters of jurisdiction had come up with the formation of the joint Parliamentary committee (JPC), it said.
“We cried from rooftops that there will inevitably be a clash of jurisdiction, multiplicity and overlap, but we were accused of obstinacy and delay. Now the chickens are coming home to roost. The matter has come a full circle. The Opposition leader, heading the committee, is finding an overlap,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said here.
He, however, dismissed the suggestion that by obstructing the PAC proceedings, the Congress was stalling the probe into the 2G scam.
“A senior member of the government has resigned and the CBI is on the fastest track. It is absolutely ridiculous to say that,” Mr. Singhvi said.
The spokesperson said that if there was any problem, then it was for the PAC and JPC to resolve it between them. “Or the Lok Sabha Speaker could intervene. No one else.”
Asked whether he supported the party members' actions, he said, “we cannot comment on them. These are issues which can become part of Parliamentary Privilege.”
The Congress and DMK members in the PAC headed by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi raised objections to the continuation of its probe into the 2G spectrum scam since the matter was being looked into by the JPC.