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JPC probe into IPL controversy not ruled out

Government today did not rule out setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe into the IPL controversy with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying a decision would be taken after "due diligence."

delhi Updated: Apr 23, 2010 12:43 IST

Government on Friday did not rule out setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe into the IPL controversy with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying a decision would be taken after "due diligence."

"It (a decision on JPC) is to be taken after due diligence and consideration. It cannot be like instant coffee or instant consideration," he said in the Lok Sabha, responding to the Opposition demand for JPC.

Mukherjee, who is also the Leader of the Lok Sabha, said the government will have to ponder over it.

"I will communicate your sentiments to the Prime Minister. As and when the government takes a decision, we will come to Parliament. Let us wait for some time," he added.

Not satisfied with his assurance, the Opposition members continued to press for immediate acceptance of their demand and in the din, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House till 12 noon.