Summoning PM out of question, says Chacko

Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam P C Chacko on Wednesday ruled out summoning Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to depose before the panel, saying there was no such precedent.

"It is out of the question to call the PM before the JPC as witness as there is no precedent of calling the prime ministers before the JPCs," he said.

On reports that the BJP is likely to attend Thursday's JPC meeting, ending its boycott of the panel to once again press for inclusion of Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram as witnesses, he said it was "most welcome". On summoning Chidambaram as witness, Chacko said it would be "decided on the basis of consensus".

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.