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2G scam: Opposition parties demand parliamentary probe

Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) Tasting victory with the resignation of Communications and IT Minister A.Raja over the 2G spectrum allotment scam, opposition parties in Tamil Nadu Sunday demanded a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe.

Speaking to IANS, AIADMK’s Deputy Parliamentary Leader V. Maitreyan said: ‘Raja’s resignation is not an end, it is only a beginning. Cases should be registered against Raja under the Prevention of Corruption Act and a JPC probe should be conducted.’

According to him, Raja’s resignation is a victory for parliamentary democracy.

‘It is a victory for the sustained crusade of AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa against the spectrum mega scam and probity in public life,’ he said.

Echoing similar views, Communist Party of India-Marxist MP T.K.Rangarajan said: ‘Raja’s resignation is good and is a correct decision by the party. Raja says he is innocent but his innocence should be proved. There should be a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the spectrum scam. Government has to come out with proper answer.’

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