Sonia holds parleys with Pranab, Antony on 2G spectrum, Karna

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 22:48

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia
Gandhi on Tuesday held parleys with senior party leaders Pranab
Mukherjee, A K Antony and Ghulam Nabi Azad in the wake of the
continuing stalemate in Parliament over 2G spectrum issue and
the political situation in BJP-ruled Karnataka.

No solution is in sight over Opposition`s demand for a
JPC probe into 2G spectrum scam as government has ruled out
any such probe.
Party leaders remained tight lipped on what transpired
at the meeting in which Gandhi`s political secretary Ahmed
Patel was also present.

Gandhi`s meeting with Azad, who is the AICC in-charge
for Karnataka, comes a day when Chief Minister of the
BJP-ruled state B S Yeddyurappa was in the national capital
and held meetings with the central leadership of his party
amid pressure on him to resign in wake of the land allotment
controversy involving his kins.

Earlier in the day, Mukherjee had held two luncheon
meetings with Opposition leaders on the issue of JPC. A day
before, Congress core group had also discussed the matter but
the deadlock could not be resolved.

A section of the party, however, feels that there is
no harm in agreeing to JPC as it will be chaired by a member
of the ruling party in any case and Parliament can not be
allowed to be disrupted permanently.
A number of leaders in Congress as well as some
ministers, speaking on condition of anonymity, said government
may have to concede to the opposition`s demand for a JPC.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 22:48

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