“I don"t hope so. I hope better sense will prevail," Mukherjee told reporters.
He was asked whether the Budget Session will be the same as the Winter Session which witnessed a deadlock between the government and the opposition over constituting a joint parliamentary committee to probe 2G scam.
Opposition party leader Sushma Swaraj, strongly demanded for a JPC probe and said that, they are not ready for any kind of debate.
Earlier Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, made a statement, “I have nothing to hide."
Referring to PM Manmohan Singh's statement, the BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “if there is nothing to hide then why they are not constituting a JPC."
BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley said in a function in Jammu, “we don't want to talk anymore but we want action from the govt by appointing a JPC."
“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 had said.
(With inputs from PTI)