New Delhi: The Congress party which earlier rejected the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) report on 2G Spectrum has once again enlivened the issue. The party MP from North Mumbai and PAC member Sanjay Nirupam questioning the credibility of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has demanded summoning of the CAG before the House panel.

As the PAC meeting started on Monday, Nirupam said no discussion should be held unless the CAG furnishes its last report on the 2G Spectrum.

PAC member and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Prakash Javadekar also suggested summoning of Union Communication Minister Kapil Sibal before the parliamentary panel. Javadekar questioned the ground of Sibal’s assumption on 2G spectrum stating ‘Zero Loss’ in the entire mess.

Earlier, one CAG official RP Singh had pegged the 2G losses at Rs 2645 crore, much less than the presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

Meanwhile, PAC Chairperson Murli Manohar Joshi has made it clear that the matter will be discussed separately and the CAG would be required to clear the air on the issue. 

It may be noted that the members belonging to the Congress and other parties had rejected the report on 2G spectrum which had casted doubts over the role of the then Finance Minister Chidambaram and the Prime Minister’s Office. 

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar had also turned down the PAC report on technical grounds.

During the PAC meeting, Congress members Jagdambika Pal, Girija Vyas and Sandeep Dikshit also extended support to Sanjay Nirupam.

JPN/Bureau