New Delhi: A way out could be found to end
the stalemate in Parliament over the opposition demand for a
JPC probe into 2G scam with a discussion in the Lok Sabha
under a rule that entails voting, Congress sources said on Monday.
After disrupting Parliament for over a week over 2G
Spectrum allocation scam, the Opposition is sending feelers to
the ruling Congress that it wants discussion on the issue
under rule 184, the sources claimed.
The move could be significant as it comes a day before
Leader of the Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee hosts a luncheon
meeting with over two dozen leaders of various parties,
including the BJP and the Left, to end the deadlock.
Sources said that leaders of all the major parties have
been invited for the meeting during which the government will
make an appeal to them to allow Parliament to function as both
Houses have not been able to transact any business in last
more than a week since the winter session commenced.
The purpose of the meeting is to resolve the deadlock
through "mutual consultations", a leader said.
The meeting is happening even as the government has ruled
out constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to look
into the 2G issue saying it will not serve the purpose and
maintaining that the matter should be left to Public Accounts
Committee, which is competent to examine the CAG report into