NEW DELHI: The All Party meeting convened by senior congress leader Pranab Mukherjee on Monday evening failed to break the logjam over 2G spectrums as opposition stuck to their demand for JPC probe into the whole issue.
According to reports, the government had proposed to expand the scope of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by attaching a multi disciplinary agency to look go into the 2G spectrum issue.
However, the opposition stuck to its demand for a JPC probe. The Leader of the Lok Sabha, Pranab Mukherjee told the meeting that he will convey the views of the Opposition to the Prime Minister and get back to them. An All Party meeting held last week had also failed to arrive at an amicable solution to the stalemate.
Earlier, the issue rocked both houses of Parliament for the seventh working day in a row on Monday leading to their adjournment for the day. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were first adjourned till noon and then for the day after laying of papers following pandemonium. While the Opposition persisted with its demand for a probe by the JPC, the ruling party members were seen carrying placards demanding the dismissal of the Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa over the land scam issue.
Except for the opening day, the two houses of Parliament have not been able to transact much business in the Winter Session of Parliament which is now in its third week.
Meanwhile the Congress spokesperson Mrs Jayanthi Natrajan alleged, while the BJP is silent on the issue of Yeddyurappa, it continues to paralyse the functioning of Parliament, thereby causing tremendous loss to the exchequer and also losing the confidence of people.