Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her party was open to the suggestion of a JPC probe into the alleged multi-billion-dollar 2G spectrum scam, but hastened to add they would abide by the UPA government’s decision.
“I shall be happy if the government forms a JPC. We are with the UPA and will support any decision by the Prime Minister,” Banerjee told media persons at her south Kolkata residence before leaving for the Capital. The railways ministers said the truth must come out whatever the mode of probe.
With 19 MPs, the Trinamool Congress is the second largest constituent of the UPA after the Congress. Banerjee's comments are likely to add to the pressure on the Congress that is under united opposition fire.
Asked whether she would request the PM to form a JPC to probe the scam, Banerjee said, “Why should I request him? He is a very senior and experienced person. I have no objection if the government forms it.”
“If the matter has been discussed in Parliament, I will definitely place my view on that. But we won’t quarrel with the UPA government,” the Trinamool chief said.