BJP accepts proposal to have JPC only for 2G

BJP said it has agreed to the govt`s proposal to have a JPC only on the 2G Spectrum allocation scam.

Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 18:13 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Monday said it has agreed to the
government`s proposal to have a JPC only on the 2G Spectrum
allocation scam and would merely discuss the irregularities in
the Commonwealth Games projects and Adarsh Housing society
during the Budget session of Parliament.

"There will be a JPC on 2G issue. We will discuss other
issues on the floor of the House," Deputy Leader of BJP in the
Rajya Sabha S S Ahluwalia said when asked if BJP had given up
its demand for a JPC on CWG and Adarsh Housing society.

In the Lok Sabha Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting,
Deputy Leader of the BJP Gopinath Munde demanded that the JPC
should be announced before the Question Hour begins tomorrow.

While the JPC is likely to be announced tomorrow, a motion
to form the parliamentary panel will be moved by Telecom
Minister Kapil Sibal on February 24, after the Motion of
Thanks to the President for her address to the joint sitting
of Parliament.
BJP has requested in BAC meetings of the respective Houses
of Parliament that the Commonwealth Games scam, Adarsh
Housing society, rations scam in the army, allocation of
S-band to Devas Multimedia and Indian Black money stashed
abroad should be discussed this week.

"We have demanded that discussions should also be held on
price rise, increase in naxal activity, Chinese intrusions and
functioning of the CBI," Ahluwalia said.

The main opposition also wants to raise the issues of
harassment of fishermen by Sri Lankan navy, the recent
Sabarimala stampede and the treatment meted out to BJP workers
by the government during its Tiranga Yatra to Kashmir.

Meanwhile, BJP also expressed its disappointment over
today`s Presidential address.
"President Pratibha Patil only read out para by para the
problems people of India are fighting - be it corruption,
price rise, black money, anomalies in PDS or internal
security," Ahluwalia said.

"She said her government is committed. Committed to what?
he posed.

He alleged that the government was lacking in transparency
and in setting an example.

The BJP was expecting solutions to these problems but these
were not mentioned in the address and this was disheartening,
Ahluwalia insisted. "The speech was not up to our
expectations," he said.