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21 November, 2010

2G ISSUE: BJP reiterates demand for JPC probe

Tribune News Service
Shimla, November 20: Reiterating the BJP’s demand for setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), the BJP said today that the 2G spectrum, Adarsh Housing Society and Commonwealth Games scams had only reaffirmed his party’s view that Manmohan Singh had proved to be a weak Prime Minister.
Addressing a press conference here today, convener of the National Legal Cell of the BJP Satya Pal Jain said the BJP would not settle for anything less than a JPC and continue with its demand in Parliament. “If the PM was aware of the 2G spectrum scam then he should have answered all queries on it and if he was ignorant it is even more serious and unfortunate,” he remarked.
He said it was the first incident in the history of the judiciary that the Supreme Court wrote to the PM office, seeking a written reply. “Immediately after the CAG report came out, an FIR should have been registered against Raja and it appears that the government is trying to shelter the guilty,” he alleged.
Jain said constitution of a JPC was the only solution as it was only this committee that had the authority to even summon the PM. “The purview of the Public Accounts Committee is very limited and it is just not acceptable to the BJP,” he said.