First Published Feb 8, 2023, 8:52 AM IST
Parliament Budget Session: The central budget sessions are going on in full swing. The opposition parties, who raised the issue of Adani along with many other issues in the country, continued to attack the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Lok Sabha on Wednesday afternoon against the backdrop of ongoing uproar in Parliament on the Adani issue. Prime Minister Modi will answer the debate on the President’s speech. However, what is going to be said in the context of the Prime Minister’s speech has become interesting.
Going into details… Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the motion of thanks for the President’s speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Parliament debated on the motion of thanks for the President’s speech in the wake of three days of disruptions in meetings regarding the Adani Group. The proceedings of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are moving forward with a series of adjournments as the opposition parties demanded that a joint parliamentary committee should be investigated into the matter. Since the presentation of the Union Budget on February 1, there has been little legislative activity due to opposition protests.
On Tuesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha that words like unemployment and inflation were not in the President’s speech. Rahul Gandhi criticized the Center by raising Adani issues including inflation, unemployment, fire and poverty. However, the BJP members prevented the opposition from raising the issue of Adani during the traditional debate on the President’s speech, saying that the affairs of private companies should not be discussed in Parliament. While some opposition leaders feel that it would be more appropriate to bring up the Adani issue during the debate on the motion of thanks, others argue for continuation of interruptions.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal on Monday met floor leaders of opposition parties in an attempt to end the deadlock in Parliament. They met leaders of various political parties including Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary of Congress, Sudeep Bandopadhyay of TMC and TRBs of DMK. Discussions centered on the confidence of Parliament to continue the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address. This comes after both the Houses were adjourned to Monday due to ongoing disturbances related to the Adani Group.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the opposition was at loggerheads over the strategy to resolve the Adani-Hindenburg dispute that led to disruptions in Parliament. While the Trinamool Congress (TMC) argued for a debate in both houses to expose the Modi government’s actions, the party skipped the morning meeting with other opposition leaders. However, the TMC joined the opposition-led protest outside the Parliament complex, calling for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe or a Supreme Court-supervised inquiry into the Adani affair.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi speaking in the Lok Sabha.. asked the Center many questions and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to answer them.. In his speech, Gandhi asked the Prime Minister to answer his questions regarding the Adani issue.
Some of the questions asked by Rahul Gandhi to Prime Minister Modi in the Lok Sabha.
- How many times have you and Adani traveled abroad together?
- How many times has Adani joined you on your foreign trips?
- How many times did Adani go to the country immediately after your foreign tour and sign a deal?
- How much money did Adani give to BJP in electoral bonds?
- Why are you blocking the discussion on the issue of Adani, which is linked to the wealth of the people of the country?
Last Updated Feb 8, 2023, 8:52 AM IST