Bangalore: JD-S chief H D Deve Gowda on Thursday
favoured the Opposition giving up its persistent demand for a
JPC probe into the 2G spectrum scam if the Government did not
accept it in the current winter session, saying "enough is
The former Prime Minister said BJP leaders have been
talking about taking up the demand and non-cooperation in the
next session of Parliament as well if the Government did not
budge, adding, "I am totally against it; enough is enough".
While maintaining that the 2G is one of the mega scams in
the history of independent India, he said non-NDA parties are
insisting on JPC probe but expressed his personal view that in
the next session, Parliament should not be stalled.
"If every session is disturbed, what`s the Parliament
for? We (Parliament members) have some responsibilities",
The government decides on the JPC demand in its own
wisdom. In a coalition government, there are "areas
of problem", he said, apparently referring to compulsions.
Gowda said he has expressed his personal opinion to
non-NDA parties that JD-S is not prepared to stall the
proceedings in the next session of Parliament on the issue and
it`s not proper to continue the impasse.
He said the spot-light on 2G scam and the JPC demand
has relegated alleged scams facing the B S Yeddyurappa
government to the background.
"BJP has gained (because of the spotlight on 2G scam)",
he said, adding, corruption charges against the BJP government
in Karnataka have now been "forgotten".
The JD-S leader hit out at the BJP central leadership for
not sacking Yeddyurappa despite "certain financial
transactions" and the land given to his kith and kin.
Gowda sought to put to rest the talk in some quarters
that the JD-S would strike an alliance with the Congress in
the coming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections.
"JD-S would have no understanding with the Congress and
contest on its own strength," he said.