New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the whole day yesterday as the opposition members continued to act demanding discussion on the Adani Group issue.
The budget session of Parliament started on January 31 last. As it was the first meeting of the year, President Drarubathi Murmu addressed the joint meeting of the two Houses. Subsequently, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the financial statement for the financial year 2023-24 yesterday.
In this case, when the Lok Sabha met yesterday morning, all the opposition members gathered in the center of the House and raised slogans demanding to discuss the Adani Group issue.
At that time, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said, “Do not raise an issue in the House on baseless allegations.” He also asked them not to “disrupt during the very important Question Time”.
But as opposition members continued to protest, he adjourned the House till 2 o’clock. Later, when they reunited, the same pattern persisted. As a result, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the whole day.
Similarly, when the Rajya Sabha met yesterday morning, 9 MPs including Rajya Sabha Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge and Shiv Sena member Priyanka Chaturvedi gave notice under Rule No. 267. In it, it was urged to discuss the loss of lakhs of investors due to the collapse of Adani group company shares. But Rajya Sabha Speaker Jagadeep Dhankar refused to accept this request.
After this, all the opposition members got up from their seats and raised slogans. They also demanded that the Adani Group scam should be debated in the House and a parliamentary joint committee should be ordered to investigate it. Due to this there was shouting and confusion in them. Subsequently, they were adjourned till 2 p.m. Later, when they reconvened, the same situation persisted and they adjourned for the rest of the day.
Earlier, a meeting of opposition leaders including Congress, DMK, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, United Janata Dal, Shiv Sena, Left Wing and NCP was held yesterday morning. In this, the opposition leaders discussed the issues to be raised in the budget session.
Hindenburg, an American-based investment research firm, recently published a report. In it, “Adani Group has committed irregularities in accounting cases. Through this, the share value of the group of companies increased several times in a short period of time. “Also, the Adani family started fake companies and engaged in tax evasion,” it said.
Consequently, the share value of Adani Group companies is falling steadily. Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that the Adani Group had explained that the Hindenburg thesis was false and was intended to hinder India’s development.