Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Need for a facilitator to break logjam in Parliament
With the rift in the main opposition party BJP coming to the fore over its senior party leader and PAC Chairman agreeing to pursue the PAC probe into the CAG report on 2G Spectrum irregularities in allocation of licenses contrary to the party's stand of nothing less than JPC, the Party has given clear indication of participation in all party meeting called Lok Sabha Speaker and now there seems every possibility of breaking the deadlock in Parliament over JPC demand into 2G Spectrum Scam. The all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar tomorrow may get success this time in breaking the deadlock in Parliament, which wasted the entire winter session of Lok Sabha. Earlier also, the Speaker had called an all party meeting but that p proved futile. As dealock is going on over the opposition demand of JPC probe into 2G Spectrum Scam and the government's outright rejection, it is now extremely necessary to find out ways how to break logjam in Parliament and save the crores of public exchequer going waste. The ruling UPA is in favour of PAC probe, which is headed by senior BJP leader DR. Murli Manohar Joshi, with whom the dominant section of the BJP is not finding amenable. Now when the BJP which leads the entire opposition for the demand of JPC probe finds itself in a bind because of its own party leader in the capacity of PAC Chairman is ready to start probe of 2G scam, the party has agreed to participate in the all-party meeting called by Speaker to end the deadlock in Parliament. BJP will attend a meeting called to break the deadlock in Parliament over the demand for JPC on 2G spectrum issue. According to the tweet of the leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj tweeted, they will attend the meeting called by the Honourable Speaker Meira Kumar. The meeting could provide an opportunity to both parties who have taken a "hard stance" on the issue and the Speaker could play the role of facilitator to break the ice. The Budget Session of Parliament is expected to start in the third week of February and the opposition leaders have threatened to stall the proceedings if the JPC demand was not met. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has rightly said that the present situation is in everybody's mind and democracy means to bring about a mid-path and solve problems. She has also expressed that the imbroglio would be resolved soon.The BJP and other opposition parties insist that the Public Accounts Committee does not have the powers to fully investigate the 2G spectrum scam and a JPC should be constituted.Two all-party meetings had been called by the government to end the impasse but have failed to end the deadlock. In democracy, talks are the best ways to find out settlement of any differences. So, it is now utmost necessary to break the ice and let the Parliament function. There is an urgent of a facilitator to break the deadlock and Lok Sabha Speaker can play the role in the best way.