UPA meet on Parliament impasse called off

Government called an emergency meeting of its allies to address Parliament impasse.

Updated: Dec 06, 2010, 20:27 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: An emergency meeting called by UPA government on Monday to review the logjam in parliament has been called off. The UPA allies were scheduled to meet at 8.00 pm to chalk out strategies to end the Parliament impasse.

UPA is trying to iron out the differences aired by some constituents including the Trinamool Congress and the DMK on the approach to a JPC, sources say.

The storm over Opposition’s demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe is threatening to wash off the Winter Session of the Parliament.

Accusing the PM of "dereliction of duty", Dasgupta said being the chief of the government, how can he not be held morally responsible while the "whole government is in the dock".

Echoing similar views, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said the government knows that the Prime Minister was the most experienced person and he had faced JPC as a Finance Minister.
"If that (JPC on 2G) happens, he will face it as Prime Minister. I do not think he is afraid of (facing JPC), if necessary, in the interest of the country. If somebody else is afraid, it is the problem of Congress," he said.