Chandigarh December 5, 2010: Mr. Satya Pal Jain, Ex-MP and All India Incharge of the Legal and Legislative Cell of the BJP, has said that BJP will continue its protest in both houses of Parliament till the acceptance of its demand of constituting a JPC to conduct a thorough probe into the 2-G spectrum scandal, Commonwealth Games Scandal and Adarsh Society Scandal.
Talking to media persons, in Chandigarh today, Mr. Jain ridiculed the statement of the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister that the Government of India will not constitute JPC on 2G Spectrum Scandal. He said that this proves that the Government of India is determined to shield the culprits of the scams and scandals at any cost. He said that the minister’s statement challenging the opposition to bring a no-confidence motion on this issue is “shameless” as cases of corruption and criminal bungling of Public Exchequer cannot be decided through “voting” in Parliament. He said that the present government wants to divert the attention of the people from the real issue, of probing and convicting the guilty of one of the biggest scandals of India, by issuing irresponsible statements as done by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister in Chandigarh yesterday. He said that this issue now needs no discussion either within or outside the Parliament, but needs strict action against the culprit, from which the government wants to run away by giving flimsy excuses as done by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister. He said that the statement of the Parliamentary Affairs Minister that Parliament is “ill-equipped” to probe this scandal is an insult to the entire Parliament of India and unbecoming of the position of Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, which he is holding at the present.
Mr. Jain asked the Prime Minister and the Congress (I) President Smt. Sonia Gandhi as to why were they running from the JPC, when this committee will have members of parliament from all political parties including Congress? He said that the suggestion by the Minister of getting these scandals probed by Public Accounts Committee is only an attempt to avoid a thorough probe in to the matter because the PAC can only deal with certain paras of the CAG report of the government departments and cannot deal with the issue of finding as to who are responsible for the scandal. He said that this can be done only by a JPC because only the JPC has the power to thoroughly probe the whole matter, summon any official, Minister, Prime Minister or the concerned files and can recommend to Parliament as to who the guilty person are and what action should be taken against them.
Mr. Jain said that in the 2G Spectrum Scandal, 1,76,000 Crore of money, which was to come to the public exchequer, was allowed to be “looted” by Central Ministers, Politicians and big corporate houses under the nose of the Prime Minister and Smt. Sonia Gandhi. He said that the entire Central Government and the entire Congress Party cannot escape the “guilt” of this scam, which is one of the biggest scandals of Independent India.
Mr. Jain said that the BJP will not allow the guilty politicians, including Ministers, to go scot free from these scandals and will see to it that this matter is taken to the logical end. He said that BJP will not accept anything short of a JPC.