New Delhi: Congress senior leader Digvijay Singh on Monday said that the party would not “back down” till Prime Minister Narendra Modi agrees to have a discussion on Hindenburg Research’s report against Adani Group in Parliament.
“We need PM Modi’s statement on the Adani issue, which has affected the lives of people and lost crores of money. We want a discussion under rule 267. We won’t back down till the PM agrees to have a discussion in Parliament,” Singh said here on Monday.
Congress is continuously cornering the government over the issue in Parliament forcing the adjournments of both Houses during the Budget Session.
On Monday, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2 pm and then for the day.
This is the third day of the logjam in Parliament over the opposition’s demand for the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).
Congress held nationwide protests outside State Bank of India (SBI) branches and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) offices on Monday, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.
In Himachal, the Congress demonstrated in all the district headquarters. In Shimla, Congress protested outside the main branch of SBI and raised slogans against the Adani group and the central government.
The principal Media Advisor to Chief Minister Naresh Chauhan said that crores of people’s money are in SBI and LIC and are on the verge of ending.
“This is a huge scam. The Congress party has raised its voice against this and is demanding an inquiry by the sitting judge of the Supreme Court by setting up a JPC. It should be clarified why the BJP government is not conducting its inquiry,” Chauhan also said.
He further said that the Central agencies like CBI, ED, and Income tax which are active against anti-Modi leaders are silent today.