Chief Replies to Notice by BJP
New Delhi: PAC chairman KV Thomas is learnt to have replied to the notice for a motion of privilege against him filed by a BJP member, for having reportedly said that the panel has the powers to summon ministers, including the Prime Minister.
In his reply to the speaker, the Congress MP maintained that as per the rule, with a consensus decision within the PAC and with the permission of the speaker, the panel can call ministers before it, a source said. According to this source, the response also said the Prime Minister was only the first among the ministers. — Our Political Bureau