Adani row: Opposition protests outside Parliament, demands JPC probe | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Opposition parties on Monday held protests at the Gandhi statue outside Parliament and demanded a JPC investigation or Supreme Court-monitored into the Hindenburg-Adani issue.
As per sources, opposition parties have decided that they will ask for an adjournment motion in both Houses to discuss the issue.
Earlier today, opposition parties met in Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge‘s Chamber in Parliament to chalk out a strategy on Adani-Hindenburg row.
Those who participated in the meeting were Congress, DMK, NCP, BRS, JD(U), SP, CPM, CPI, Kerala Cong(Jose Mani), JMM, RLD, RSP, AAP, IUML, RJD and Shiv Sena.
Mallikarjun Kharge, who is also the Congress president, questioned Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi‘s silence on the issue and said that the economy was severely affected, while speaking to news agency ANI.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge questions PM Modi's silence on Adani row

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge questions PM Modi’s silence on Adani row

A report by a US-based Hindenburg Research surfaced on January 24, claiming that the Adani Group had weak business fundamentals, and was involved in stock manipulation and accounting fraud, among others.
The report triggered a sell-off of shares of all Adani Group companies.
Meanwhile, Congress will launch a countrywide protest in front of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) offices and State Bank of India (SBI) branches today to protest against the alleged Adani scam.
It is being argued by the Opposition that the investment of the Adani group in public sector banks such as the SBI and LIC has had a big impact on the savings of the middle class.
Opposition MPs said the government was not allowing the issue to be discussed in Parliament. After the uproar in Parliament, the proceedings of both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till February 6.
(With inputs from agencies)


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