Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today announced in the Lok Sabha the Union Government’s decision to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the 2G spectrum scam. He said a formal motion for constitution of the Joint Parliamentary Committee would be moved soon. He also requested Speaker Meira Kumar to proceed with the process of formation of the JPC.
The opposition parties spearheaded by Bharatiya Janata Party have been demanding the constitution of JPC to look into the 2G spectrum scam and the UPA government was so far reluctant to agree for JPC. The entire winter session of the Parliament was disrupted on this issue.
The UPA government obviously agreed for JPC to prevent any disruption of the crucial Budget session of Parliament.