IPL: PM, Sonia to meet over JPC demand

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi are expected to meet in the backdrop of demand for a probe into IPL issue.

Updated: Apr 23, 2010, 17:34 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are expected to meet this evening in the backdrop of opposition demand for a probe by a joint parliamentary committee into the IPL controversy.

A meeting of the Congress Core Group headed by Gandhi is likely to take stock of the situation following the row involving Indian Premier League which has seen the exit of Shashi Tharoor from Union Ministry and allegations of involvement of two other Ministers.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in Lok Sabha, "It (a decision on JPC) is to be taken after due diligence and consideration. It cannot be like instant coffee or instant consideration".
Observing that the government will have to ponder over the demand, Mukherjee, who is also the Leader of the Lok Sabha, said, "I will communicate your sentiments to the Prime Minister. As and when the government takes a decision, we will come to Parliament. Let us wait for some time."