Non-BJP, Left parties meet president over JPC demandBy IANS
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
NEW DELHI - With the stalemate in parliament continuing for the 13th day, opposition MPs from the non-BJP parties and the Left Tuesday met President Pratibha Patil and urged her to advise the government to accept the demand for a parliamentary probe into the 2G spectrum scam.
The president is the head of parliament, so we urged her to ask the government to accept the demand for a JPC, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters after meeting the president.
There is a need to check the structure…, how it is being misused for corruption. Only a JPC can suggest new regulation, if necessary, new laws so that the country can be protected against corruption, he said.
The point is that the 2G is the largest scam in independent India. Rs.1.76 lakh crore is the estimate of CAG. This amount could have been used in eliminating hunger or imparting education. The future of the country is involved, added the CPI-M leader.
Both houses of parliament were adjourned for the 13th day Tuesday without transacting any business as the opposition relentlessly pursued its demand for a parliamentary probe into the 2G spectrum allotment in 2008.