Jaswant Singh Steps down as PAC Chairperson

Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh has stepped down as the chairperson of parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

“He (Singh) has put in his papers today (Wednesday) and it will come into effect from December 31,” a spokesperson for Jaswant Singh told.

Reports said that Singh wanted to go for public announcement of his resignation but members of the PAC leaked it.

In August, after his expulsion from the BJP on Jinnah issue, he was asked to resign from the post of PAC’s chief. But he declined to comply, prompting BJP members to boycott the panel’s subsequent meetings in protest.

BJP had asked Jaswant Singh, who is member of Lok Sabha from Darjeeling constituency, to quit the parliamentary panel on grounds of morality.

The 22-member PAC committee scrutinises Government spending. Jaswant Singh was appointed its chairperson when he was in the BJP.

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