MPs from the opposition have been protesting the government and calling for a JPC investigation into the accusations made against the Adani Group.
On Thursday, opposition MPs protested outside Parliament by forming a human chain and demanding that the Joint Parliamentary Committee investigate the Adani issue.
A unique protest by Trinamool Congress MPs earlier today that forced the adjournment of both Houses took place when they entered the Rajya Sabha Well with a black cloth tied around their mouths. The party’s MPs in both Houses entered the well before the Presiding Officers arrived, wearing black clothes around their faces.
An equivalent demonstration was witnessed in Lok Sabha.
Opposition MPs have been protesting against the government, demanding that the Adani Group be investigated by the JPC. They continued to point to the Treasury benches and yell, “Ministers and legislators from the BJP are not allowing the opposition to speak. Limiting the right of the opposition to speak.”
Parliament’s two Houses have been postponed for the day. BJP members demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi for comments he made in London, and the Congress and other opposition parties continued to call for a Joint Parliamentary Committee investigation into the Adani-Hindenburg dispute.
Similar-minded opposition party leaders gathered earlier this morning in Mallikarjun Kharge’s Rajya Sabha leadership chamber inside the Parliament building. Leaders from DMK, RJD, NCP, SP, CPI, SS, JDU, BRS, CPM, JMM, MDMK, AAP, VCK, and IUML attended the meeting.
Opposition lawmakers, including Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, DMK leader T. R. Baalu, National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah and Shiv Sena (Thackeray faction) leaders Priyanka Chaturvedi and Arvind Sawant, protested the BJP government’s “diversionary tactics,” carrying placards and raising slogans.
Mr. Kharge told reporters that the opposition MPs’ uproar in Parliament was “their conspiracy to not let Parliament run and ignore our demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani issue. “They don’t want to talk about unemployment or inflation. Modi Ji has previously spoken out against India on numerous occasions. There is no need to apologize,” he added.
“To demand an investigation into the Adani Group, all opposition parties have grouped. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attempting to save his close friend Adani,” according to Gaurav Gogoi, Congress’s deputy leader in Lok Sabha.
In recent memory this is probably the strongest the opposition is looking and fighting for the demand of a Joint Parliamentary Committee with full force and vigor.
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