The Supreme Court has said that it would monitor the CBI probe into the 2G scam. The Congress camp seems to be pleased with this. Even Kanimozhi is visibly elated to know that the CBI is going to look into the scam. The only politician who will be disturbed to know this is not a BJP-ian but a DMK person – Dayanaidhi Maran. It was in his tenure the basis for the scientific execution of the scam was laid. But then he too need not worry much if he makes things alright before the CBI zeros in on him. There is enough time to pull things under the carpet. After all the CBI is going after the money trail – that is what makes people – including Kanimozhi, happy.
Certainly these politicians would not have taken money by their hand or in their name. There are a number of others who would do that for them. At the moment A.Raja is the centre of attention. He will be made the sacrificial goat so that all the others can live happily! Only if someone enquires into the scam- angle and raises some uncomfortable questions such as why the PM sat as a mute spectator, why the law ministry did not stop the scandal, why the PA-s of Rajathi Ammal and Kanimozhi bought and sold the land between themselves, our politicians would become jittery. As long as CBI is in the job, they need not be worried. That is the reason why they welcome the CBI but not the JPC.
Cartoon courtesy :- Sudhir Tailang
The following article written by Mr S. Pushpavanam, the Secretary of the Consumer Protection Council of Tamilnadu is an eye opener for why the Congress is afraid of facing the JPC.
I think it is the citizen’s right to ask for JPC to fix the responsibility for the happenings that are eroding the value system.
Why is Congress afraid of JPC into spectrum scam
S Pushpavanam, Secretary,
Consumer Protection Council, Tamilnadu.
First Published :
07 Dec 2010 12:08:00 AM IST
The PAC set up by the Parliament would consider his reports on the appropriation accounts and CAG or his representative would attend all their meetings and guide their deliberations. The function of the PAC is to see whether CAG has done his job properly and nothing more than that. It cannot on its own investigate the points mentioned or act as a court to demand evidence, cross-examine or order deletion in the report or order modification.