The government appears to agree to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the IPL controversy but will take a decision on it only after the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s consultations with his Cabinet colleagues.
This was indicated after a Congress party core group meeting here on Friday evening. The government has not yet rejected the Opposition’s demand to constitute a JPC probe.
The core group, consisting of the Congress president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, the finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, the defence minister, Mr A.K. Antony, the home minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, and the Congress president’s political secretary, Mr Ahmed Patel, met at Parliament House to take stock of the situation in the wake of the Opposition’s unity in Parliament on this issue.