Congress Core Committee to discuss opposition demand for JPC on IPL row

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New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Congress Core Committee, chaired by Sonia Gandhi, is likely to discuss the opposition demand to form a Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into IPL-Gate.

The meeting is expected to take place at the Prime Minister's 7, Race Course Road residence on Friday evening.

The core committee consists-Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, Political Secreatry to Congress President Ahmed Patel.

In the morning, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha the decision on formation of a JPC would be taken with due diligence and consideration

"It (a decision on JPC) is to be taken after due diligence and consideration. It cannot be like instant coffee or instant consideration," Mukherjee said.

"I will communicate your sentiments to the Prime Minister. As and when the government takes a decision, we will come to Parliament. Let us wait for some time," he added.

Earlier in the day, both houses of parliament were adjourned for the day following a strident demand by the opposition for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into IPL-Gate. (ANI)

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