New Delhi: Not getting much support from his own panel, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi drew flak on Tuesday after the report in the 2G spectrum allocation scam was rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

The Speaker also made it clear that Parliament will now only look forward to Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report.

According to sources, the report was returned to the PAC Chairman since it was not adopted by the committee – 11 out of the 21 members in Parliament.

The report had given a clean chit to Manmohan Singh but criticised the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for not taking quick action against A Raja after having all evidences against him, which was opposed by several members of the committee. The report also questioned the role and Home Minister P Chidambaram’s involvement in the scandal.

During the investigation, difference in opinions were also visible between JPC and PAC heads over the telecom scam as JPC Chief PC Chacko had once said that his report would be actually the one considered in time.

Notably, Joshi had submitted the report on April 30 even after 11 members rejected it. He insisted that the committee's Chairman had the right to submit the report and that there could be no voting in a parliamentary panel.

However, as per Parliament rules, a parliamentary committee report can be tabled only after it is approved by the panel that prepared it.

(JPN/ Bureau)