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21 November, 2010

Nothing less than JPC probe in 2G spectrum scam: Jain

Shimla, Nov 20: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) would settle for nothing less than a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter of alleged 2G spectrum scam in the Central Government.
A fair inquiry should be conducted into this whole episode and politicians and representatives of corporate houses involved in this scam should be put behind bars," National Convener of BJP Legal Cell Satya Pal Jain told mediaperson while addressing a press conference here today.
Terming the UPA Government, "Government of scams and scandals," he said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi should clarify the Government's and Congress Party's stand in this matter.
Mr Jain said that BJP would not allow any functioning in the Parliament until the Central government assures a JPC probe of scam and will continue the protest.
''It is for the first time in India that Supreme Court had asked the Prime Minister to clear his stand in any matter. The Supreme Court has asked a written statement by the Prime Minister in this regard,'' he said.
Mr Jain said ''Why Congress party is afraid of JPC probe into the scam. BJP has no faith in a CBI inquiry as CBI is only a puppet in the hands of Union Government''.
''The role of big corporate houses should also be probed in this matter,'' added Jain.
''Immediately after the report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in this matter a FIR should have been registered'', said BJP leader.
Mr Jain said ''The present scam has justified the charges of BJP leader LK Advani terming Manmohan Singh a weak Prime Minister as PM has not been able to take any clear stand in this regard''.
''Congress party is deliberately trying to distract the people's attention from the issue by raising other issues and sidelining this very important one,'' said Jain.
BJP has demanded to make amendments in the anti defection law stating that any body found guilty under this law should devoid of contesting any election for six years and the law should be made applicable in all the bodies where elections are contested on party symbols.