If not JPC, suggest alternative, CPM tells govt
The CPI(M) asked the govt to suggest viable alternatives if it did not want to appoint one.
New Delhi: Maintaining that only a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) could probe scams like the 2G spectrum allocation scandal, the CPI(M) on Monday asked the government to suggest viable alternatives if it did not want to appoint one.
"If the ruling party does not want a JPC, they must come out with an alternative which can substitute the probe as the JPC," CP(M) leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters outside parliament.
"The main issue is how to recover the money that was lost due to the act, government should come out with a solution," he said.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has indicted A Raja, who resigned as Communications Minister over the scandal, and said his policies could have caused a loss of up to Rs.1.76 lakh crore to the exchequer.
Parliament`s winter session that began Nov 9 has witnessed repeated adjournments over the opposition`s insistence for a JPC probe into the scam, even after Raja, who was at the heart of the controversy, resigned.