Prakash Karat reiterates demand for JPC probe on 2G scam

Monday, January 31, 2011

GUWAHATI - Reiterating his party’s demand for a joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum scam, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said his party too wanted the smooth functioning of Parliament, but it would not give up the demand.

“We do not want to stall parliamentary proceedings but there can be no compromise on the demand for the JPC probe. If the UPA government does not allow a probe, people’s suspicion on the government’s involvement in the scam will go up,” he told a rally here.

“Since Independence this (2G spectrum allocation) is the biggest scam in the country and the Parliament has every right to inquire into it,” he added.

He also accused the Union government of going back on its poll promise of providing people with food security and not doing anything to curb the increase in prices of food and other essentials.

“The United Progressive Alliance government’s wrong policies were responsible for the skyrocketing prices, which was the biggest attack on the citizens,” he said.

He further accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for colluding with Maoists to attack CPI-M -led Left Front government in the state.

“Trinamool Congress on one hand and on the other hand Maoists jointly are attacking CPM and Left Front,” added Karat.

Karat also slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) for defending suspects of 2006 Malegaon blasts, Mecca Masjid explosion and 2007 ‘Samjhauta Express’ train blasts.

“The BJP and the RSS used to say that these people are innocent, they have been charged in false cases, but it has been proved that they were involved in militant activities,” said Karat. (ANI)

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