MUMBAI: The formation of the all-important Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the state legislature has been delayed due to a tiff between Congress and NCP for the chairperson’s post, reports Chaitanya Marpakwar. While Congress has recommended the name of ex-CM and MLA Ashok Chavan to head the PAC, NCP has given MLA Rohit Pawar’s name. Speaker Rahul Narwekar is waiting for consensus within MVA to form the PAC and appoint the chairperson.
“As per convention, the opposition party with the highest legislators gets the chairperson’s post – which is NCP but Congress has also staked claim. So we have asked both parties to see if they can send one common name with consensus. If not, NCP’s chairperson will be announced as per convention,” an official said. Narwekar told TOI that the PAC will be announced soon.