Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, on US-based research firm Hindenburg's allegations against the Adani Group, said that the government has nothing to do with the matter.
Joshi said that the opposition is raising the issue because they have no other issue to raise.
The Opposition parties have been demanding the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the issue of Hindunberg's report against the Adani Group dubbing it a "scam".
Ruckus over Adani row
Earlier today, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha session was adjourned after sloggenering and ruckus over Adani row. The session in Lok Sabha is adjourned till 2 pm while the Rajya Sabha session is adjourned till 2:30 pm.
The Congress MP Manickam Tagore had given an Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the Adani row.
DMK MP Tiruchi Siva, BRS MP K Keshava Rao, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari and MP Dr Syed Naseer Hussain, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareen and Mallikarjun Kharge had given suspension of Business notince under rule 267 to discuss the issue of investment by LIC, SBI, Public Sector Bank and other financial institutions in Adani Group post the release of Hindenburg report.
After the Houses were adjourned
After the Houses were adjourned today, the Opposition MPs held a press conference hitting out at the government.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari called the alleged scam the "biggest corruption of the century" executed "under the watch of the government".
"We gave the notice under Rule 267 against the biggest scam of the century. We are only demanding a JPC or a probe under the CJI. Where was the ED, the income tax department when millions of rupees were withdrawn? This is the biggest corruption of the century executed under the watch of the government," he said.
"We demand a probe into the matter. We have always been saying that the government's policies are only to benefit its friends," the Congress MP added.
Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav alleged that the government is not ready to listen to the Opposition claiming that it is not worried about the developments.
"The country's economy has collapsed. People are worried that they want to withdraw money from the banks but there is no money. The Opposition is demanding a probe into the matter. The government is not ready to listen. The public is worried but the government is not," he said.
With inputs from Agencies.
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