Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has contended that the rules of the 2G Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) could be modified to enable the panel to summon Ministers as witnesses.
In a letter to JPC chairman P.C. Chacko, the BJP leader maintained that there can be no problem in “creating a new precedent” by this panel as was done by the JPC in 1992 (for the market scam) when ministers were summoned for evidence.
The latest communication of Mr. Sinha to the JPC chief came two days after Mr. Chacko asked Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to decide on the demand for summoning of the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as a witness before the Committee.
Mr. Chacko has categorically ruled out summoning of the Prime Minister.
However, on summoning of Mr. Chidambaram, he has left the matter to the Speaker.