New Delhi: Irked by government`s rejection of a JPC probe in 2G spectrum allocation, BJP today said there would be no compromise till such a panel was formed to go into the case and scams in Adarsh housing society and CWG projects.
"We demand a JPC probe into the three scams. We stand by it. There will be no compromise till the JPC is formed,"
His remarks came after the government rejected the
opposition`s demand for a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum
allocation issue saying it was "meaningless".
He said the executive committee of BJP Parliamentary party
met this morning followed by a meeting of NDA leaders, where
it was decided that the opposition would continue to press for
setting up of a JPC.
"Besides the NDA, some other opposition parties are
demanding a JPC. This demand is now coming from four corners.
Now everyone (all opposition parties) is demanding it",
On whether Parliament will not be allowed to function till
their demands are met, he said, "Running the House is the
government`s task. Our responsibility is to help it. We will
not extend our help till our demands are met."
Asked if by demanding a JPC probe the BJP was showing its
lack of confidence in senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi,
who heads the Public Accounts Committee, Ahluwalia said the
PAC is meant for "post-mortem of CAG report. It does not
probe. The JPC on the other hand has its own terms of
reference. It has the mandate of the House, on which it
Ahluwalia wondered whether the issue of BJP lacking
confidence in Joshi was being raked up by the ruling party to
divide the opposition.
He said a JPC was formed into the Bofors scam though there
was a CAG report on the issue and added, "NDA had formed a JPC
on Pepsi cola and had made present Agriculture Minister Sharad
Pawar its chairman."
When reminded that there was no JPC probe into the Tehelka
sting operation, in which former BJP president Bangaru Laxman
was allegedly involved, Ahluwalia said, "Tehelka was a sting
operation and government rules were not bent to favour
To a question on DMK`s reported demand that JPC should
probe issuance of 2G spectrum licences since 1999, the BJP
leader said the party would support such a move.
About the land-related controversy allegedly involving
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yedurappa`s son, he said, "There
is no authentic report against Yeddyurappa and the Lok Pal in
the state is competent to carry out an authentic probe. If
anybody is guilty he will not be spared."