The Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee offered to convene a special session of Parliament to discuss setting up of a joint parliamentary committee probe into the 2G scam. He said that it could be held only if the Opposition was willing to debate whether or not to set up a JPC.
Mukherjee’s offer of a special session came after the BJP chief Nitin Gadkari’s observation that the opposition party was willing to cooperate with the government in the Budget Session only if the government set up a JPC.
Earlier the NDA leaders sought the resignation of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, for his failure to constitute a JPC on the 2G scam. The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, demanded that the Prime Minister must quit if he cannot face a JPC.