Notwithstanding strong demand by BJP members for calling Finance Minister P Chidambaram, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) examining 2G spectrum allocation scam is unlikely to call him or any other minister as witnesses.
The 30-member JPC, set up in March 2011, will have the last hearing of witnesses next week when CBI Director Ranjit Sinha and Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar are expected to appear.
JPC Chairman P C Chacko on Tuesday said that next week onwards, focus would shift to writing of the draft report, leaving no scope for calling any more witnesses.
The CBI chief has been asked to sum up before the panel its probe on February 12. On the same evening, the JPC will hear Mr Chandrasekhar to corroborate the evidence gathered by the panel so far.
"We will wrap up evidence gathering and start preparing the draft of the report," Mr Chacko told reporters here.
He said the plan is to submit the report to Parliament by March 31 so that it could be discussed during the second half of the Budget session.