Prime Minister announces JPC in 2G spectrum scam


New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI): Giving in to opposition demands, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today announced government`s decision to set up a JPC into the 2G spectrum scam, saying the country could “ill afford” disruption of the crucial Budget session of Parliament.
Making the announcement in Lok Sabha as soon as it met for the first working day of the session, Singh said a formal motion for constitution of the Joint Parliamentary Committee would be moved soon.
“We could not succeed in spite of our sincere efforts” to persuade the Opposition not to insist on a JPC probe, Singh said.
Asserting that his government was committed to root out corruption, the Prime Minister said “all effective steps” were taken to convince the Opposition in this regard.


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