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Pranab's generosity rejected by Opposition

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Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, Dec 24: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday, Dec 24, extended the Opposition a proposal for a special Parliament session to debate whether a JPC probe is needed. But this offer did not make the Opposition happy, rather it intensified the conversation between the two political parties.

“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.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from PTI)

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