NEW DELHI: Dubbing the proceedings of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) meeting on the 2G spectrum scam as a 'kangaroo court', five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members walked out of the meet over the issue of calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Mininster P Chidambaram to depose before the panel.
The BJP leaders, who were upset over former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being named in the list of those the JPC wanted to interrogate, were miffed as the Congress wanted to summon Arun Shourie, who was the telecom minister during National Democratic Alliance's rule.
The party threatened that it would quit the JPC if the prime minister and the finance minister were not called to depose before the panel.
The Congress meanwhile censured the BJP walkout from the JPC saying it was a pre-orchestrated move.
Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha, Dharmendra Pradhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad were among the BJP leaders who walked out of the meeting, which was expected to finalise the list of people who shall depose before the committee.
Insisting that it was necessary to call Singh and Chidambaram to ensure a fair investigation, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said: "We walked out of the meeting after Congress members used foul language when we demanded settling the issue of list of witness which has been pending for eight weeks now. We walked out today, we will take a call on resignation later."
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