Author- Kumar Pankaj
Both Houses Adjourned
Today, the sessions of the Lok Sabha s well as Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day amidst chaotic scenes. Opposition members raised shouts demanding a discussion and a joint parliamentary committee investigation into the fraud-allegation-triggered panic in Adani Group firm stocks.
Why Opposition halted Parliament
A concerted effort by the opposition, spearheaded by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, has called for an investigation into the Adani group to be carried out by either a Joint Parliament Committee or a panel formed by the Chief Justice of India. The proceedings in both Houses were postponed until 2:00 p.m. earlier on during the morning portion of the pre-lunch session…. As a response to the allegations made by the Hindenburg Research company, the opposition urged that there be a discussion over the Adani Group’s dwindling shareholdings.
Issues raised by Opposition
In addition to the Adani problem, opposition parties have been trying to draw attention to Chinese incursions along the border and the function of governors in state governments. On Wednesday, the opposition voiced its disapproval of the budget and accused the government of doing too little to address issues such as rising prices, growing economic inequality, and high unemployment rates.
Press Conference by Congress over Adani
The Congress party held a news conference immediately following the adjournment of Parliament to discuss the Adani dispute, during which they urged an impartial investigation. Pawan Khera, chairman of the media and publicity department for the All India Congress Committee (AICC), stated that the Congress had made three crucial requests of the government of Narendra Modi. “Either an impartial investigation under the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, with day-to-day reports, should be carried out, or a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) should be formed to investigate the Hindenburg Research report in detail,” is what should be said. “A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) should also be formed to investigate the Hindenburg Research report in detail.”
Khera stated that the Congress party strongly emphasises the point that when Rahul Gandhi talks about “Suit Boot Ki Sarkar,” “Hum Do, Hamare Do,” and now “Mitra Kaal,” he is not talking about any particular industrialist. Rather, “he is talking about the murky system that Modi ji has set up for his selected friends to loot the country,” Khera said.
“We are not opposed to any one particular business entity in India; rather, we are opposed to crony capitalism in general. When the rules are changed to favour certain billionaires, we are opposed to it,” he said, making the accusation that “Hum Do Hamare Do” of “Mitra Kaal” are blatantly selling the “Family Silver.” “to do with the nation.
“A group that is being investigated for committing the largest corporate fraud in the history of our country received shares in LIC and SBI through the “Pradhan Mentor” programme. The “saheb” has spared no effort in draining the savings of crores of Indians and has not missed a single detail “He stated this while asking when an investigation would be conducted into the serious claims that Hindenburg Research had made against Adani.
In addition to this, he stated that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has remained stone-faced regarding the findings.
Kumar Pankaj is founder of The Scholar Adda and PhD scholars at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.