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PM losing control over coalition government: Jaitley

india Updated: Jan 29, 2011 21:43 IST
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BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has lost control over his coalition government but hoped the Opposition's demand for a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam to resume the functioning of the Parliament from February 21, would be accepted.

"There is a drift in the UPA. The prime minister is no more in control of his government....Be it his (Singh's) economic management, control over price rise or control over alliance, the government is not in his control," Jaitley, also Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, told reporters.

The BJP leader, here to attend an executive committee meeting, said the party expected the Centre to agree to the JPC probe as the scam was not merely confined to corruption but had put question marks on the pillars of democracy.

"The demand for a JPC had become all the more important to find out role of any industrial house and middlemen," he said.

Had BJP not obstructed the functioning of Parliament to press its demand for the JPC, A Raja would not have resigned and the Niira Radia tapes, Adarsh housing scam, CWG scam and appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner would not have come to the fore, Jaitley added.