BJP to attend JPC meet on 2G today
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be attending the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) meet on Thursday to discuss the issue surrounding the 2G spectrum scam.
BJP General Secretary and party's Karnataka in-charge, Dharmendra Pradhan, talking about today's JPC meet said that the opposition party would decide on the future course of action after the outcome of the meeting.
"We will see what is the outcome of the meeting, whether our demand or request will be accepted by committee chairman. If that is not so, then we will consult our senior leaders in the party and decide on what should we do in the future," he said.
BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha and Jaswant Singh will be present in the meeting.
The BJP, which has six members on the panel, had stayed away from the last two meetings of the JPC demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Finance Minister P Chidambaram be called to depose before the panel.
Panel's Chairman PC Chacko had, however, said there was no question of summoning the Prime Minister.
"There is no precedence of calling the Prime Minister as a witness before JPCs," Chacko said. He also said that the decision to summon Chidambaram would be "based on consensus".
The BJP members had earlier in July and September stormed out of the meeting accusing Chacko of being ''biased''.
They also accused Congress members of using foul language against them.
The BJP had earlier maintained that it will not attend the JPC meetings till the list of witnesses is finalised and the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister are summoned.