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Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairman PC Chacko and Public Accounts Committee head Murli Manohar Joshi met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Friday after Chacko had complained about an overlap of functions between two committees who were probing 2G spectrum scam.
Recently, Chacko had raised an objection saying that PAC was conducting a parallel enquiry into the issue which included summoning the same witnesses that JPC had to call later. Though this meeting lasted for around 2 hours, it didn't reach any substantial conclusion.
After attending that meeting, Chacko stated that if two parliamentary committees would summon the same witnesses with same records then it would create an awkward situation for the government as it would be hard for government to choose one report out of both.
Presenting his argument, Joshi said that he would be continuing with his work and it was not appropriate to restrict PAC's functioning as it was a constitutional body.
Nirmala Sitharaman, a Spokesperson for BJP said, "The PAC has extensive powers and it can look into any issue of omission and commission based on the CAG report or even suo motu. The JPC has its terms of reference on probing 2G spectrum issue and it can carry on its work. Terms of reference would ensure there is no overlap".