2G scam: JPC demand continues to stall Parliament

Written by: Anita Nair
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New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI) The deadlock in Parliament over the 2G scam continued for the 18th straight day on Tuesday, with the opposition remaining adamant on their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe.

United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partners like the Trinamool Congress also joined the opposition in demanding a JPC investigation into the scam. The DMK, another major Congress ally, is also in favour of a JPC on the issue.

As soon as the Lok Sabha met, members of the BJP, SP, AIADMK and other opposition parties trooped into the well of the house to, demand a JPC probe.

As the din continued, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the house till Wednesday.

The Rajya Sabha also witnessed similar scenes, forcing Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourn the house till Wednesday.

The Winter Session of Parliament began on November 9 and has witnessed repeated adjournments over the opposition's insistence for a JPC probe into the 2G scam, even after A. Raja resigned as Communications and IT Minister.

Ruling members were also seen derailing proceedings in Parliament over Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa"s alleged involvement in allotting land allotment to his family members. (ANI)

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