No ordinance on corruption "right now": Pranab



Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday described as hypothetical a question on bringing ordinance "right now" to tackle corruption and said no ordinance has been issued yet.

"You people are asking a question which is totally hypothetical. There is no ordinance right now," Mukherjee told reporters responding to a question after a state Congress party meeting here.

"Therefore let the ordinance come. Some newspapers have made some stories that there may be an ordinance. No ordinance has yet been issued. I do not know if in my absence on Sunday and Saturday it has been issued. Otherwise, to my knowledge up to Friday, no ordinance was issued," he said.

PTI