No faith in democracy, join Naxals: Pranab to Oppn

The demand by the opposition for JPC into the 2G spectrum allocation row was illogical, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said.

Updated: Jan 23, 2011, 00:32 AM IST

Siliguri: The demand by the opposition
for JPC into the 2G spectrum allocation row was illogical and
if they have no faith in parliamentary democracy then they
should `join the Maoists`, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee
said on Saturday.
"The total winter session of Parliament was lost. It
proves that the opposition has no faith in parliamentary
democracy. If they do not have faith in parliamentary
democracy, they should join the Maoists," Mukherjee told a
rally.

Pointing out that the Centre had ordered an inquiry
into the controversy as early as November 9, 2009; he said
"the demand for JPC is illogical. The JPC has no power to
punish," he said.

PTI