New Delhi: The controversy surrounding the rejection of 2G spectrum report of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) fails to die down. While the BJP has termed the rejection of the report by a majority of members in the committee chaired by senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi as invalid, both the government and Congress party have justified the decision.

While Joshi has questioned the procedure adopted by the members of treasury benches and other parties to reject the report, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has said that the report has been rejected by a majority vote and they are now waiting for the report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).

According to Joshi, the procedure lacks in validity because the members conducted voting after he had adjourned the proceeding of the committee. When asked about his future course of action as the term of the present PAC comes to an end on April 30, Joshi said he would do everything that is required in the case.

Countering Congress’ stand on the matter, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the ruling party members are making all efforts to ensure that the report is not completed in present tenure of the PAC because the report had indicted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram.

Meanwhile, terming the report as a mere draft, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister played down the fact that it would be presented before the Speaker.

(JPN/Bureau)