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“Biggest corruption of the century”: Opposition slams govt over Adani row


The Opposition MPs continued to question the government on the Adani row as both Houses were adjourned soon after the session began for the day on Friday. The Opposition parties have been demanding the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the issue of Hindunberg’s report against the Adani Group dubbing it a “scam”. After the Houses adjourned today, the opposition MPs held a press conference in which they attacked the government.

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari called the alleged scam the “biggest corruption of the century” executed “under the watch of the government”.

“We gave the notice under Rule 267 against the biggest scam of the century. We are only asking for a JPC or a CJI investigation. When millions of rupees were withdrawn, where was the ED, the income tax department? “This is the biggest corruption of the century, carried out under government supervision,” he said.

“We demand an investigation into the matter. “We have always said that the government’s policies benefit only its friends,” the Congress MP added.Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party claimed that the government is unwilling to listen to the opposition and is unconcerned about the developments.

“The country’s economy is in shambles. People are concerned because they want to withdraw money from banks but there is none available. The opposition is calling for an investigation into the matter. The government is unwilling to listen. “The general public is concerned, but the government is not,” he said.

According to Shashi Tharoor, the government does not want to discuss any issue that it believes will embarrass them.

“The opposition parties want a debate on this critical issue. They believe it is a significant enough issue that the government should allow it. The government does not want the issues discussed. They did not want China to be discussed in the previous session. Any issue that the government believes will embarrass them, they do not want to discuss,” he said.

The Congress MP questioned why the government is “stalling” Parliament when it wants to run the House smoothly and continue the proceedings.

“That is what Parliament is for, it is for discussing the issues facing the nation. Unfortunately, the government has not recognised the value of this. As a result, they are stalling. As a result, we lost two days. I hope they see the value in reaching an agreement with the opposition at some point. “Why should the government, which has an interest in doing all of that (House proceedings), continue to stall Parliament?” he asked.

Earlier today, a number of Opposition leaders including Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari, BRS MP K Keshava Rao, Shiv Sena MP (Uddhav Thackeray faction) Priyanka Chaturvedi, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dr Syed Naseer Hussain, and CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareem gave suspension of Business notice to their respective Houses to hold a discussion on the allegations levelled by Hindenburg against Adani Group.



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