2G logjam: Parliament adjourned yet againBy ANI
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
NEW DELHI - Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon within minutes of opening amid an Opposition insistence for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam.
The morning sessions in both Houses were marked by sloganeering and loud protests.
Opposition members, including the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and its allies, the Left parties, Samajwadi Party and AIADMK shouted slogans in both the houses and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for a clarification.
The Winter Session of Parliament began on November 9 and has witnessed repeated adjournments over the opposition’s insistence for a JPC probe into the scam, even after A. Raja resigned as Communications and IT Minister last Sunday.
Both the BJP and the Left have noted that a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the matter cannot be taken seriously.
The 2G spectrum allocation has reportedly caused an alleged loss of Rs1.76 lakh crores to the Government, the CAG has stated in a damning report.
The report further states that Raja had no apparent logical or valid reason to ignore the advice of the Law and Finance Ministries while allocating telecom spectrum to several firms in 2007-08. (ANI)