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BJP for Parliamentary probe into Satyam fraud
February 17, 2009 16:33 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday made a strong demand for a parliamentary probe into the multi-crore Satyam Computer Services [Get Quote] scam, saying it would unravel the truth behind the scandal that shook corporate India.
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha, Leader of the Opposition Jaswant Singh made a demand for a probe by a House Committee into the Rs 7,800 crore (Rs 78 billion) fraud.
"Only such a probe can bring out the truth," he said adding that the inquiry should be conducted within a specific time-frame. Singh made the demand during the Zero Hour after corporate affairs minister Prem Chand Gupta evaded pleas for constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee made earlier during the Question Hour.
Gupta said CBI has been ordered to probe the scam in Satyam Computers, whose founder B Ramalinga Raju had confessed to account manipulation in the country's premier IT firm.
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