New Delhi: Both houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day as opposition parties continued to raise slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe into the Adani divorce case.
Parliament reconvened at 11 am today (Monday) after being adjourned for two consecutive days due to agitation by opposition parties. At that time, the opposition parties raised slogans in the Lok Sabha demanding that a joint parliamentary committee should investigate the Adani Group issue or a committee should be set up and investigated under the supervision of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Speaker asked them to keep calm. However, the opposition party members continued to raise slogans. Following this, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House till 2 o’clock.
Similarly, in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition parties demanded that the Adani Group issues be discussed first. To that, Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar said, ‘We will act according to the work plan first. After that we can discuss other issues’ 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.
In this situation, when the Rajya Sabha convened in the afternoon, the opposition members were again involved in the action. The Speaker expressed his regret that the vote of thanks on the President’s speech was not held as scheduled. He then adjourned the House for the rest of the day.
Similarly, when the Lok Sabha met in the afternoon, the documents related to the day’s business were laid out on the table. The opposition members raised slogans demanding a parliamentary joint committee inquiry into the Adani Group issue. Then Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pradalat Joshi asked the opposition members to start a debate on the thanksgiving speech. As opposition members continued to raise slogans, Dr. Girith Solanki, presiding over the House, adjourned the House for the day.
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, “The government wants this issue not to be discussed. They want to avoid it somehow. We invite discussion on 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 in the morning. This meeting was chaired by Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge.