Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, during CNN-IBN award function, stated, "If they (the opposition) assure that there will be a debate, I am ready to call a special session of Parliament before the Budget session so that this issue (setting up of a JPC) is debated."
Mukherjee's offer on special Parliament session followed BJP president Nitin Gadkari's offer that BJP will cooperate in the Budget session but only on the condition that the ruling alliance appoint a JPC.
The winter session of Parliament in 2010 has been adjourned for the Opposition's adamant demand on Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe in the 2G scam.
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However, the government has refused the demand so far and claimed that Public Accounts Committee (PAC) investigation is enough regarding the scam. Just few days back, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the plenary meeting of Congress, stated that he is ready to face PAC regarding the scandal.
Now, it seemed that opposition compelled the government to have a second thought on the demand of JPC investigation.
(With the input of PTI)