New Delhi: After the constitution of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), Public Accounts Committee (PAC) appears to be a divided house with Congress and DMK members not taking a clear stand over the 2G spectrum probe.

Before the constitution of JPC, PAC chief Murli Manohar Joshi, who was a favourite of Congress, is now facing criticism from the party as well as the panel.

On one hand, JPC head PC Chacko is continuously warning Joshi, Congress MPs in the PAC are not shying away from questioning the relevance of the panel on the other hand.

During Niira Radia and Ratan Tata’s questioning session also, PAC members excluding Joshi and Jitendra Singh, who is Rahul Gandhi’s secretary and an MP from Alwar, were seen to be having a very supporting attitude towards the duo.

In fact, before the quizzing session other panel members got into an argument with the PAC chief. During the meeting, Congress MPs merely completed the formality of asking a few questions barring Kunwar Jitendra Singh who like BJP’s Yashwant Sinha and Revati Raman Singh of SP put forth straight question before Tata and Radia.

It was observed that when Radia was not co-operating with the panel, it was only to the credits of Joshi and Jitender Singh, who made her realise the dignity of the panel and even bombarded her with all the significant questions, which she was unable to answer.

Ratan Tata also faced some discomfort when Yashwant Singh asked him that if he had any objections with Dayanadhi Maran’s workings, why did he not write the letter to then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee instead of Karunanidhi Maran.

Revati Raman Singh of Samajwadi Party also circled Tata by raising the issue of transferring the land of Voltas India Limited in Chennai to DMK, to which Tata replied that he did not transferred this land as this was taken on lease by the company.

JPN/Bureau