JPC divides but price rise joins Cong & Oppn

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Kolkata, Jan 23: The adamant demand for and against Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe in 2G spectrum scam divided Indian politicians in two parts. The winter session of parliament was paralised over JPC spat. But finally price rise brought the Congress party led UPA government and one of the leading Opposition party CPI close with each other.

Don't be surprised and shocked after the above mentioned statement. The reality is that now both parties agreed on the issue that price rise and economic policies are the top most important issues of the country.

Citing the failure of Parliament's winter session, senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Jan 23 stated, "We want parliament to run. Parliament should not be held up."

"Today the most important issue is economic policies and price rise. Parliament must discuss these issues. Stalling of parliament should not continue," added Mr Dasgupta.

The senior CPI leaders' statement sounded like a replica of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and other Congress leaders who repeatedly urged the Opposition parties to allow the Parliament to move smoothly the upcoming Budget session.

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However, Mr Dasgupta also clarified that his urge for a smooth Budget session didn't mean that his party had withdrew the demand for JPC probe in 2G spectrum scam.

"...but that does not mean that we are moving away or withdrawing our demand for a JPC probe," reminded Dasgupta and also claimed, "but holding up parliament on one demand is wrong."

Mr Dasgupta also claimed, "This government seems unmoved even after so much of protests. They don't hear the cries of poor man. It is a government of the rich and the industrialists. It's better that this government leaves. And the prime minister should resign as he has failed to perform."

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