Govt, Opposition trade charges over 2G logjam
Posted on: 01:04 PM IST Dec 02, 2010
New Delhi Parliament was adjourned for the day following uproar over demand for JPC to probe 2G spectrum allocation for the 15th day on Thursday.
The Railways Appropriations Bill was passed in the LOk Sabha amidst chaos and noisy scenes as the Opposition insisted on a JPC .
Forty nine important bills including the Women's reservation Bill and 20 others regarding the economy are still to be tabled in Parliament.
Two bills including the Appropriations Bill and Judicial Accountability bill were tabled on Wednesday before the House plunged into chaos.
More than 70 hours have been wasted due to the ongoing deadlock causing a loss of a Rs 100 crore.
The Opposition though remained adamant on their demand for a JPC into the 2G spectrum scam.
"There is a lot of difference between a JPC and a PAC. JPC will finish the probe, will be continuous. JPC has the rights to call anyone. PAC doesn't have these rights. The entire opposition has a unanimous demand, that we want a JPC," said JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that the Opposition was acting like agents of Maoists.
"The opposition as an agent of Maoists. Maoists say democarcy does not reflect the People's aspirations. The opposition is proving them right," he said.
BJP's Prakash Javadekar hit back at the Congress calling them Quattarochi's agents."The Congress has lost every argument for far. Those who are Quattarochi's agents are calling us Maoists agents?" he said.