Kolkata: BJP`s demand for a JPC probe into
the 2G spectrum scam along with those of Commonwealth Games
projects and Adarsh Housing society are neither correct nor
timely, CPI said on Saturday.
"(BJP leader L K) Advani`s demand is not correct and
timely one. Our (Opposition`s) agitation has been on having a
JPC on the 2G spectrum scam. Once that is conceded you cannot
go on adding all types of other scams as the focus on 2G scam
will be lost that way," CPI general secretary A B Bardhan told
On Parliamentary Affairs Minister P K Bansal hinting a JPC
to probe into the spectrum scam, he said, "It is already
known. What will be done formally may take place in a day, or
two or three. But the decision is already known."
Asked whether the coming Budget session of Parliament
would be smooth, Bardhan said the Winter session faced hurdles
on the JPC issue. "If that is solved, I do not think why the
budget session cannot run without any deadlock."
In the Budget session, beginning February 21, the Left
parties would focus on corruption, price rise and other issues
concerning the poor, he said.
To a question on the Union Budget, he said the government
was more comfortable in bailing out the corporates and the
rich. "But they (the government) are very miserly when it
comes to the poor. I do not expect there will be any radical
change in this approach of the government."
However, it was possible that some populist measures might
be announced with an eye on the upcoming Assembly polls in