BJP accepts proposal to have JPC only for 2G

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New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) BJP today said it has agreed to thegovernment''s proposal to have a JPC only on the 2G Spectrumallocation scam and would merely discuss the irregularities inthe Commonwealth Games projects and Adarsh Housing societyduring the Budget session of Parliament.

"There will be a JPC on 2G issue. We will discuss otherissues on the floor of the House," Deputy Leader of BJP in theRajya Sabha S S Ahluwalia said when asked if BJP had given upits demand for a JPC on CWG and Adarsh Housing society.

In the Lok Sabha Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting,Deputy Leader of the BJP Gopinath Munde demanded that the JPCshould be announced before the Question Hour begins tomorrow.

While the JPC is likely to be announced tomorrow, a motionto form the parliamentary panel will be moved by TelecomMinister Kapil Sibal on February 24, after the Motion ofThanks to the President for her address to the joint sittingof Parliament.

BJP has requested in BAC meetings of the respective Housesof Parliament that the Commonwealth Games scam, AdarshHousing society, rations scam in the army, allocation ofS-band to Devas Multimedia and Indian Black money stashedabroad should be discussed this week.

"We have demanded that discussions should also be held onprice rise, increase in naxal activity, Chinese intrusions andfunctioning of the CBI," Ahluwalia said.

The main opposition also wants to raise the issues ofharassment of fishermen by Sri Lankan navy, the recentSabarimala stampede and the treatment meted out to BJP workersby the government during its Tiranga Yatra to Kashmir.

Meanwhile, BJP also expressed its disappointment overtoday''s Presidential address.

"President Pratibha Patil only read out para by para theproblems people of India are fighting - be it corruption,price rise, black money, anomalies in PDS or internalsecurity," Ahluwalia said.

"She said her government is committed. Committed to what?he posed.

He alleged that the government was lacking in transparencyand in setting an example.

The BJP was expecting solutions to these problems but thesewere not mentioned in the address and this was disheartening,Ahluwalia insisted. "The speech was not up to ourexpectations," he said.

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