New Delhi, Jan 11 (Agencies): As the confrontation between Government and Opposition is escalating, concern is growing in the Congress over the repercussions of the stalemate on the JPC issue extending to the Budget session next month.

Amid no signs of resolution to the deadlock that washed out the entire winter session last month, ruling party leaders are hoping against hope that a way out is found quick and fast on the issue of Joint Parliamentary Committee into 2G scam.

"The message that the world's largest democracy is having a non-functioning Parliament will not be good for us," was the reaction of a senior Congress leader, who declined to be identified.

The Budget session is a three-month long affair which generally starts in the third week of February and ends in May. It has a three-week recess in between to help the Parliamentary Standing Committees to go into the demands for grants of various ministries.

Another party leader, who is a Union Minister, said that passage of bills through voice vote in the din caused by the opposition could not be resorted to for long.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is likely to make a fresh endeavour to break the Parliament deadlock on the 2G Spectrum scam by calling leaders of political parties, who could not join her a fortnight back to discuss the issue, ahead of the Budget Session.

The concern in the Congress comes against the backdrop of the just-concluded BJP National Executive at Guwahati which gave an unmistakable signal that the confrontation appears set to worsen ahead of Budget Session.

The BJP has pulled out all stops to make corruption as a major issue in the wake of a series of scams and has given enough hints that smooth conduct of the Budget session could be in jeopardy if its demand for JPC is not met.