New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm today (Monday) as the opposition parties demanded the formation of a joint parliamentary committee to investigate the Adani Group issue.
The first parliamentary session of the year began on January 31 with the President’s address. The Union Budget was presented on February 1. After that, a vote of thanks on the President’s speech and a discussion on the budget should take place.
In this situation, the opposition parties in Parliament have been insisting that a parliamentary joint committee or an inquiry committee under the supervision of the Supreme Court Chief Justice should be set up to investigate the Adani Group irregularities. Parliament was adjourned for the whole day for the last two working days due to continuous agitation in the Parliament in this regard.
Following this, today (Monday) both Houses of Parliament met at 11 am. LIC’s investment in Adani and state banks’ loans to Adani Group should be discussed in Parliament. The opposition parties continued to protest in Parliament today demanding the formation of a joint parliamentary committee regarding the Adani Group issue. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urged the opposition members to remain calm. However, the Speaker adjourned the House till 2 pm as the opposition continued to raise slogans and engage in violence.
Similarly, in the states, the opposition parties insisted that only Adani Group issues should be discussed in the House first. Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar said, “We will first act according to the work plan. After that, other issues can be discussed, he said. However, the Rajya Sabha was also adjourned till 2 pm as slogans were raised that only the Adani Group issue should be discussed first.
Opposition Protests: Earlier, before Parliament convened today, the opposition parties protested in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament demanding the formation of a joint parliamentary committee to investigate the Adani Group issue. Opposition parties including Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK and Communists participated in this demonstration. Congress leader Kharge said that the government wants the matter not to be discussed. They want to avoid it somehow. We would like to discuss our notice. We are ready for a detailed discussion. We want to prioritize it. We are ready to debate the President’s speech and give due importance to it. But the prime minister’s answer to the Adani Group issue is the priority,” he said. Before that, the Congress had called a meeting of opposition MPs at 9.30 am. The meeting was chaired by Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge.