Lalu for JPC probe into scams

RJD chief Lalu Prasad demands constitution of a JPC to probe the 2G spectrum controversy and other scams in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday joined
forces with Opposition parties demanding constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the 2G spectrum controversy and other scams in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

"What is the problem...the scams must be probed by the JPC. Congress should accept the demand," Prasad told a joint press conference with his LJP counterpart Ram Vilas Paswan after winding up their election campaign for the sixth and final phase of elections in Bihar.

When his attention was drawn to the Supreme Court`s observations against Prime Minister`s office and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said, "I have not gone through the court`s remarks as yet because of my preoccupation with the campaigning. But I differ with the views of others...I consider Manmohan Singh is an honest man."

Paswan, on the other hand, targeted the BJP alleging that the saffron party had no moral right to talk on corruption as there were charges of corruption against Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.
"Nitish Kumar should ask his partner why Yeddyurappa is still continuing despite the charges of corruption against him," Paswan said and called for a CBI probe into the land scam.

Kumar was also facing similar charges of corruption in execution of schemes worth over Rs 11,000 crore, but he went to the Patna High Court to forestall an inquiry by the CBI, the LJP leader alleged.

PTI

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