CPI backtracks from Gurudas’ remark withdrawing JPC demand

CPI Sunday backtracked on a statement made by its leader in the Lok Sabha Gurudas Dasgupta that the party is withdrawing its demand for a JPC probe into the 2G Spectrum scam.

New Delhi: CPI Sunday backtracked on a
statement made by its leader in the Lok Sabha Gurudas Dasgupta
that the party is withdrawing its demand for a JPC probe into
the 2G Spectrum scam.

The CPI Central Secretariat issued a statement
contradicting Dasgupta who said the party was withdrawing the
demand for JPC.

The party, however, claimed that Dasgupta was "thoroughly
misquoted".

"What he said was that while not withdrawing the demand
of JPC, while fighting for JPC to find out the
multidimensional loot, I think Parliament should be allowed to
discuss not only JPC but also other important people`s
issues," the statement said.

Yesterday, Dasgupta told reporters that "we are
withdrawing our demand for JPC... but for only one demand to
hold up Parliament is wrong".

He said the most important issue today was economic
policies and price rise. "Parliament must meet, must discuss,
Parliament hold up should not continue," he had said.

CPI(M) parliamentary party leader Basudev Acharia said
it cannot withdraw the demand for JPC but will see that
Parliament is not disrupted.

"Our general secretary Prakash Karat has made our
position very much clear that we will continue to ask for JPC.
We have not given up our demand for formation of JPC but when
we will demand for formation of JPC, we will see that the
House is not disrupted," Acharia said.

He said they will continue to put pressure on the
government till it agrees to form the JPC.

PTI

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