Joshi among 15 LS members elected to new PAC team
Among the fresh faces in the new PAC, which will begin its one-year term from May 1, are former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and T K S Elangovan (DMK).
While 10 members of the outgoing committee continue to be part of the new panel, Jagdambika Pal, K Sudhakaran, K Samba Siva Rao – all Congress, Rewati Raman Singh (SP) and Adhi Shankar (DMK) are not part of it.
They have made way for Tharoor, Ashok Tanwar and Sarvey Sathyanaranan – all Congress, Elangovan (DMK) and Dharmendra Yadav (SP). An election was averted as 15 nominations were received for as many vacancies in the Lok Sabha.
A similar exercise for seven Rajya Sabha seats is expected later this month.
As Chairman of the 2011-12 PAC, Joshi had circulated the controversial draft report of the panel on 2G issue to the members of the outgoing committee, terming it as "unfinished agenda" of the 2010-11 committee, when the report could not be adopted following fierce opposition by Congress members.