Monday, November 22, 2010

Let the Parliament function

The winter session of Parliament so far has not transacted any business and there is complete deadlock over the demand of Opposition parties for Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe in 2G Scam. The tainted minister A Raza has already shown the door. The case of 2G Scam is subjudice as Supreme Court is hearing the case. CBI enquiry is also going on and Directorate of Enforcement is also investigating the matter. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report regarding irregularities in 2G Spectrum has already been presented in Lok Sabha. Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to analyse the CAG report and to give its opinion. PAC is headed by Opposition party. As treasury bench is opposed to the opposition demand of JPC, the opposition parties are adament on nothing less than the JPC. The result is deadlock in Parliament. It means no transaction of business in the interest of the people is done and public exchequer is drained over the tamasha of ruling and opposition MPs. As far as the JPC probe is concerned, it is not expected that it would find out any huge irregularities that the different constitutional agencies already going into the 2G Spectrum Scam would not do. Even conscience of the opposition parties do not allow them to doubt the integrity and honesty of the Prime Minister. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and trouble shooter of the Manmohan Singh government has been pressed into service to talk to opposition parties. He has called an all-party meeting but no positive results have come out. The opposition parties do not budefe from their stand of JPC probe in 2G Scam. But the matter here is of national interest. On the one hand the precious time of Parliament is wasted and the demand for LPC probe in 2G Scam of 1.76 lakh crore

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