BJP to press for JPC probe into spectrum, Adarsh, CWG scams
BJP Parliamentary Party today decided to pursue its demand for a JPC probe into 2-G Spectrum, Adarsh Housing Society and Commonwealth Games scams and would move adjournment motions in both Houses of Parliament to press for the same.delhi Updated: Nov 16, 2010 12:39 IST
BJP Parliamentary Party on Tuesday decided to pursue its demand for a JPC probe into 2-G Spectrum, Adarsh Housing Society and Commonwealth Games scams and would move adjournment motions in both Houses of Parliament to press for the same.
"In his address at the Parliamentary Party meeting today, LK Advani said we should not get disheartened that our demand for a JPC probe into these scams has not been met. We will continue with our demand for a JPC. Our fight against corruption started in the last session," Deputy Leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha S S Ahluwalia told reporters.
The on-going winter session of Parliament has seen repeated disruptions from the first day over the opposition demand for a JPC probe.
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj told her MPs in the meeting that in the past no demand for a JPC was granted immediately and had been met only after a struggle.
"To monitor the investigating agencies probing these scams there is a need for a JPC," Ahluwalia said.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley told party MPs that CAG reports are sent to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which analyses it paragragh by paragraph but it never comes to the two Houses of Parliament for a discussion. Hence, there was a need for a JPC to probe all aspects of the 2-G Spectrum allocation scam.
"Jaitley said that we have no faith in the CBI. And there is a question mark over the credibility of the CVC so we have no faith in CVC either," Ahluwalia told reporters.
About the all-party luncheon meeting called by Leader of the House in Lok Sabha and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the demand for a JPC, Advani lightly remarked in the meeting that though there was all certainty that food would be served there was little hope of any solution being found.
Asked about the Supplementary Demands for Grants listed for the day, Ahluwalia said the responsibility of smooth functioning of Parliament lies with the government and ideally it should be passed after a discussion.
First Published: Nov 16, 2010 12:37 IST