Press Esc to close
Monday 27 June 2016
News updated at 2:45 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.5°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

DMK seeks special discussion on 2G issue in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Nov 26 , 2012, DHNS:
File photo

While the government is yet to break the logjam over the FDI in retail issue which is stalling Parliament, its second largest constituent, the DMK, has given a notice for an unprecedented special discussion in the Lok Sabha on the 2G spectrum allocations.

DMK Parliamentary party leader T R Baalu served the notice in the wake of recent allegations by former CAG official R P Singh that senior BJP leader and chairman of Public Accounts Committee Murli Manohar Joshi has influenced the auditor’s 2010 report that claimed presumptive loss of Rs 1,76,000 crore to the exchequer.

On one hand the notice raises serious constitutional questions since Parliament conventions restrict discussions against statutory bodies like the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee.  This will pose difficulties to the government, given that the matter is sub-judice and different investigative agencies like the CVC and the CBI have been pouring over the details.

Also, the famous Supreme Court judgement has deemed the spectrum allocation unconstitutional. Sources said the PAC has the rights to seek action against RP Singh for breach of privileges as the CAG official has ascribed motives to the Parliament’s corruption watchdog.

In 1959, the then defence minister had to tender an apology and withdraw his comments against the PC, after MPs, including Acharya Kriplani, had moved a privilege motion against him for showing disrespect to a parliamentary body.

Similarly, CAG can be removed only through impeachment, as he enjoys the status of a Supreme Court judge as enshrined in Constitution.   

Taking note of Singh’s claim, Baalu, in his notice, said it has put the issue in a new light that calls for a “thorough discussion” on the audit practices and constitutional mandate of the CAG.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with RJD Chief Lalu Prasad during an Iftaar party in Patna...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with RJD Chief Lalu Prasad during an Iftaar party in Patna...

A sand sculpture created to congratulate Athlete Srabani Nanda for qualifying 200 mt race...

A sand sculpture created to congratulate Athlete Srabani Nanda for qualifying 200 mt race...

Players in action during a match between Bengaluru Bulls and Kolkata Warriors at Pro Kabaddi...

Players in action during a match between Bengaluru Bulls and Kolkata Warriors at Pro Kabaddi...

Illuminated Mysuru Palace seen on the eve of Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar...

Illuminated Mysuru Palace seen on the eve of Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar...

A man pushes his bike through a waterlogged road during rains in Jammu...

A man pushes his bike through a waterlogged road during rains in Jammu...

Narendra Modi interacts with Vaishali whose heart surgery was funded by the PMO...

Narendra Modi interacts with Vaishali whose heart surgery was funded by the PMO...

A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal for the annual Rath Yatra...

A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal for the annual Rath Yatra...

Mysuru Royal family scion Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar's wedding rituals, at Mysuru...

Mysuru Royal family scion Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar's wedding rituals, at Mysuru...

Sunny Leone at a press conference in Chennai...

Sunny Leone at a press conference in Chennai...

Senior police and CRPF officers carry the bodies of Central Reserve Police Force...

Senior police and CRPF officers carry the bodies of Central Reserve Police Force...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523