Chief Replies to No­tice by BJP

The Economic Times - - Companies: Pursuit Of Profit -

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

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