NDA leaders to meet on Tuesday to discuss JPC in 2G spectrum

The opposition says it won’t allow the Parl to function till its demand for a JPC probe is granted.

Updated: Jan 31, 2011, 20:54 PM IST

New Delhi: NDA leaders will meet on Tuesday to
discuss the stand on the demand for a JPC probe into the 2G
Spectrum allocation, ahead of Leader of the Lok Sabha Pranab
Mukherjee`s invitation for an all-party meeting for a smooth
Budget Session of Parliament.

"Pranab Mukherjee has invited us for a luncheon meeting
on 8th Feb for mutual consultation on the budget session of
Parliament," Swaraj said on Twitter.

Mukherjee had extended the invitation to all political
parties last week to find a way out to end the impasse in
Parliament on the JPC issue. The opposition says it would not
budge from its demand for a JPC probe and would not allow the
Parliament to function till this was done, while the
government too seems unrelenting on the issue.

The Opposition parties had not allowed both Houses of
Parliament to function during the Winter session, leading to
its complete washout. The government is apprehensive of the
same scenario during the budget session and wants to end the
deadlock.

"NDA floor leaders are meeting tomorrow to discuss their
response to the meeting called by Pranab Mukherjee," Swaraj
said in another tweet.

The NDA meeting will be held at the residence of its
Working Chairman L K Advani. Leaders from BJP, JD(U), Shiv
Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal will attend the meeting.

BJP President Nitin Gadkari is arriving in the capital
tonight and is likely to attend the meeting, which may discuss
other current political issues as well, sources said.

Swaraj is away in Kerala to meet the family members of
fishermen killed by the Sri Lankan navy but will be back in
the capital to attend tomorrow`s discussions.

PTI