UPA buckling under pressure for JPC probe

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New Delhi, Dec 7: With the Parliament having a no-show for the 17th consecutive day following the 2G spectrum scam, UPA and its allies want the logjam to end as soon as possible.

The Congress government is under tremendous pressure to end the deadlock. Trinamool Congress Chief and Railways Minister, Mamta Banerjee has expressed her keenness to initiate a JPC probe. The DMK also wants to salvage the mess and said it was open for a JPC probe especially in the wake of A Raja's tumultuous role in the affairs. They also want the probe to include telecom policies and program initiatives.

Yet another powerful Congress ally, NCP put up a safe stand and said that it was up to the UPA and its allies to jointly decide on how best to solve the logjam.

A high-level meeting was called on Monday evening on how best to rein in the situation but was called off in the last minute. The Congress wants to avoid JPC probe as this would mean stretching the probe to close to three years. Also, if the demand for a JPC is conceded, the investigating committee will not include key party personnel, which might lead to the dark secrets of the 2G scam getting public.

The allies are scheduled to meet today on the deadlock, but the ultimate decision on the JPC still remains with the party high command. The Opposition is also adding on to the pressure to carry out a JPC probe.

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