Virtually rejecting its chairman K.V. Thomas' view, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Friday decided that the Prime Minister will not be called before it after BJP members strongly objected to the Congress leader's remarks that he may be asked to appear over the demonetisation issue.
The decision came after a storm was kicked up by the ruling party members on Mr. Thomas' statement earlier this week that the PAC can call Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the panel on the note ban issue.
Referring to the Speaker's directions related to the rules overseeing financial committees and those concerning calling Prime Minister/Ministers, the committee said in a release, "Ministers shall not be called before the Committee either to give evidence or consultation in connection with the examination of estimates of accounts.
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