Advani demands JPC probe on all scams

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

KOLKATA - Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Tuesday criticizing the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, demanded that the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) should probe all scandals like the Commonwealth Games (CWG), the Adarsh Housing scam and the 2G spectrum scam.

Addressing a party rally here, Advani describing the Prime Minister as ‘weak’ said that he sympathised with him.

“All cases of corruption, including 2G spectrum, CWG and defence land scam (Adarsh Housing) should be probed by it,” he said.

Advani said a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam would expose the DMK, but the involvement if the Congress in the 2010 CWG and Mumbai’s Adarsh Housing scams would be revealed if a JPC was formed to investigate all corruption cases.

“Not a single day passes without a corruption case cropping up,” he said.

The BJP veteran further said: “I feel pity for Manmohan Singh, not angry. I have seen Prime Ministers since the time of Nehru, but I have never seen such a weak Prime Minister.”

“Many feel bad if he is called a weak PM. It is nice to be a gentleman. But if the gentleman is weak and becomes a prime minister, he will not do anything to tackle corruption however big it is. For the first time a Prime Minister of the country had to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court-on the 2G spectrum case,” he added.

Further referring to reports about the tapping of over one-lakh telephones over a period, Advani said that there is a clear Supreme Court order that telephones of political leaders cannot be tapped without permission of the Union Home ministry.

“Telephones of terrorists, criminals can be tapped if there is evidence. But without approval of Union Home Secretary, telephones of political leaders could not be tapped,” said Advani.

“Let the government spell out who those people are whose telephones have been tapped,” Advani said demanding proper inquiry into phone-tapping,” he added. (ANI)

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