NEW DELHI: Opposition parties in India have come together to protest against the alleged Adani Group controversy. They are demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.
The controversy began when news reports surfaced that the Adani Group allegedly overvalued coal imports from Indonesia and inflated electricity bills, causing losses to the government exchequer.
The padyatra, or protest march, began from Parliament and is headed towards the office of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The ED is investigating the alleged scam.
Govt is giving money to one man to purchase govt properties. PM is encouraging someone who had less assets earlier but now expanded to Rs 13 Lakhs Crores worth of assets. How did it happen? Who is responsible? Who is giving the money? There should be inquiry. What is the relation… https://t.co/iXntNEc92s pic.twitter.com/vkFgGNNIm2— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2023
Leaders of various opposition parties, including the Congress party, the Aam Aadmi Party, and many others, are participating in the march. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has said that leaders of 17-18 parties are involved in the march.
The opposition parties are demanding that the government take action against the Adani Group and ensure that the losses to the government are recovered. They are also demanding a JPC probe into the matter.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary has accused the government of protecting the Adani Group and trying to suppress the opposition’s demands for a JPC probe. He said that if a JPC is formed, the BJP’s corruption will be exposed in front of the public.
The government has denied any wrongdoing by the Adani Group and has accused the opposition of playing politics. The Adani Group has also denied any wrongdoing and has said that it follows all laws and regulations.
The protest march by the opposition parties is the latest in a series of actions against the Adani Group controversy. The opposition has been demanding a JPC probe into the matter for several months now, but the government has refused to form one. The matter is likely to remain a contentious issue in the coming months.