NDA to allow Parliament to function if JPC announced tomorrow

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New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) The NDA today said it will allowParliament to function if formation of JPC to probe the 2Gspectrum allocation scam is announced by the governmenttomorrow but would continue to raise irregularities in theCommonwealth Games-related projects and Adarsh Housing scam.

NDA leaders, who met at the residence of BJP leader L KAdvani here to chalk out the floor strategy for the Budgetsession, decided that they will allow both Houses to runsmoothly after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces thesetting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the 2Gspectrum allocation scam.

"We met today...we had been demanding a JPC. There is apossibility that the government will announce formation ofJPC in Parliament tomorrow. Once that is done, we will allowthe House to function smoothly...we will participate in theparliamentary business with all seriousness," NDA convenorSharad Yadav told reporters after the meeting.

He said the JPC into 2G spectrum allocation was not theonly issue and NDA, along with other opposition parties, wouldraise other issues during the session.

"The issue of (irregularities in) CWG and the AdarshHousing Society scam will be raised. Allotment of fertile landfor development projects is another issue....NDA had raisedthe issue of price raise but the government did not respond,"the JD (U) leader said.

He said the issues identified by NDA to be raisedduring the Budget session were referred to by the President inher address to both Houses of Parliament.

"It is sad that the issues were merely raised and nosolution was suggested. We have today decided to raise theseissues for the benefit of the common man through constructivedebates," he said.

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