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2G scam: Left parties to meet President Patil over Parliament deadlock

By Abdul Nisar

New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Left parties are likely to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday to urge her to advise the government to accept their demand for Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam to end the stalemate in Parliament.

Concerned over the continued disruption of proceedings in Parliament for the past twelve days, leaders of the Left parties including the Teluigu Desam Party (TDP), Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) met here and decided to meet President Patil tomorrow.

The Left parties have been insisting on their demand for a JPC probe into the scam, saying no other form of enquiry into the mega scam would suffice.

Earlier in the day, both Houses of Parliament were repeatedly adjourned till Tuesday, as the sessions were taken over by sloganeering and loud protests by opposition members

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

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

The Rajya Sabha also witnessed similar scenes. Opposition members rushed to the well of the house, demanding a JPC probe.

As the uproar persisted, Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the house till Tuesday.

Ruling members were also seen carrying placards on Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa for his alleged involvement in the land allotment to his family members.

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 scam, even after A. Raja resigned as Communications and IT Minister last Sunday. (ANI)

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