CPM, TDP to press for JPC to probe ‘IPL-Gate’

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Siliguri / Hyderabad, Apr 25 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist), has reiterated its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe into alleged financial irregularities in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Addressing media on Saturday in West Bengal’s Siliguri, CPM politburo member Brinda Karat asked for a probe by the parliamentary panel.

“All the names that have come up, the reports that are coming, so the probe is very essential…it is the violation of government’s rules and regulations, so we demand a joint paramilitary committee on this,” said Karat.

In Hyderabad, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Chandrababu Naidu also echoed Karat’s view.

“This is a national shame and all of us have to take the responsibility. Even country has to face the guilt all over the world; everybody is thinking what is happening in India. On one side we are talking that India will become a developed nation and it will be among top three nations,” Naidu said.

“India will become one of the biggest and efficient democracies of the world. We are facing this type of problem, so the government of India has to come out,” he added.

Meanwhile, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, who is under pressure to resign following controversy, has tweeted that he won’t quit.

“People pressurising me to resign - I can tell you will not happen. Let them remove me then,” Modi put out his message on Twitter.

Income tax officials continued their searches in offices of IPL franchisees, following allegations of corruption in the world’s richest cricket tournament.(ANI)

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