No let up in BJP demand in Parliament for JPC probe in 2G case

BJP said there would be no let up in its demand for JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation during Budget session of Parliament beginning next month.

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2011, 19:13 PM IST

Chennai: BJP on Saturday said there would be no let
up in its demand for JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation
during Budget session of Parliament beginning next month.

"I don`t see the impasse to be over without the government
accepting our demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe
into the matter," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told
reporters here.

He said BJP and a united opposition, which had raised the
demand for a JPC probe during the Winter session of
Parliament, "will continue to do that. We want action."

The month-long Winter session was a complete washout as a
determined NDA and other Opposition parties said nothing less
than a JPC probe into the scam will do and the government
stood firmly against it.

Javadekar charged Congress with having entered into an
agreement with its ally DMK on the spectrum issue and
expressed fears that former Union Telecom Minister A Raja
could go scot free.

"This is a farcical enquiry (by CBI against Raja.) Raja
and others will be protected and that is why Telecom Minister
Kapil Sibal attacked the Comptroller and Auditor General," he
alleged.

Javadekar said Sibal cannot now continue as Minister,
especially after the Supreme Court, which is looking into the
spectrum case, rapped him for his comments against CAG.

He charged the Centre with showing no intent in recovering
black money stashed in foreign havens, which he described as
"loot" and said the Congress-led UPA was trying to shield the
culprits.

He said BJP`s movement against corruption and price rise,
aimed against the Centre, had gathered momentum and compared
it with the anti-Bofors movement and the one led by Jaiprakash
Narayan in the 1970s.

Javadekar said people wanted those found guilty in CWG and
Adarsh Housing scams to be punished.

On BJPs plans to hoist the tricolour at Srinagar on
January 26, which has been opposed by J and K Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah, Javadekar wondered why there was objection to
unfurling the national flag in an Indian state.

"We don`t know what stops him from supporting us," he said
and charged a "few separatists" with crushing people`s desire
to hoist the tricolour.

PTI