Thrissur: JPC Chairman PC Chacko has said it will be "unconstitutional" to summon former Telecom Minister A Raja, prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, before the panel.

"Article 20 (iii) of the Constitution clearly states no person accused of any offence shall be compelled to be a witness against himself," Chacko said.

Chacko said the demand of the opposition members in the JPC for removal of its chairman was "quite baseless" as it was against the rules of the JPC's functioning. He described the opposition demand for his removal as Chairman and calling Raja before the JPC as "political stunt".

He said the next meeting of the JPC would be held in the first week of June.

(JPN/Agencies)

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