New Delhi (JPN/Bureau): In politics, there are no permanent bed partners and political parties change friends according to their needs. Surrounded by scams, the UPA government at Centre faces the challenge of conducting the Budget session smoothly. So, despite their differences, Congress and Samajwadi Party are engaged in close discussions before the Parliament session begins.

Even though the government has agreed on the formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum allocation scam, it is still wary of an aggressive opposition. It, therefore, wants to keep the backdoor open with those political parties which could help it in crisis.

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister P Chidambaram have met SP supremo Mulayam Singh and his brother Ramgopal Yadav who is a Rajya Sabha member in this regard on Friday. Congress now does not have any fears from SP.

Sources revealed that Chidambaram and Ramgopal Yadav discussed the relations between their two parties apart from the issue of withdrawal of security of SP leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Brijbhushan S Singh (both MPs). Yadav, though, refused to divulge any details about the meet.

Earlier, Mulayam Singh had met PM Manmohan Singh on the issue of security. Ramgopal Yadav’s security was reinstated after that meeting.

Meanwhile Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal hinted that the JPC will be formed only on 2G and not on other issues like Adarsh scam and Commonwealth Games scam, as demanded by opposition. Reportedly, the committee will have 30 members – 20 from Lok Sabha and the rest from Rajya Sabha.