New Delhi, Nov 20 : Breaking his silence amidst the logjam in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today promised action against anybody for any "wrong thing" done in the 2G spectrum allocation.He also appealed to opposition parties to allow Parliament to function, saying the government is "not afraid" of discussing any issue.
"There should be no doubt in anybody's mind that if any wrong thing has been done by anybody, he or she will be brought to book," Singh said in his first comments on the 2G spectrum issue that has paralysed Parliament for the last two weeks.
Replying to questions after his speech at the HT Leadership Summit here, Singh said various aspects of the 2G spectrum allocation are being looked into by respective investigating agencies "in the domain of their interest".
"But for all these to happen, in a democracy we have to allow Parliament to function... We are ready to discuss all issues. We are not afraid of discussions," he said on the stalemate over the spectrum issue.
"I appeal to all political parties to let Parliament to do its work. We need Parliament to function more regularly to pass legislations, laws and Supplementary Demands for grants for various departments," Singh said."It is my humble request to all political parties to allow Parliament to function. We can discuss everything," the Prime Minister said.
While appealing to political parties, he said in a democracy, there was need for "reasoned debate" to raise "nationally-acceptable" approaches.PTI