BJP is disrupting Parliament to divert attention from Adani issue: Mukul Wasnik

The Hindu Bureau

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Saturday, 1st April 2023
Page No. 8
Chennai Print Edition

All India Congress Committee general secretary Mukul Wasnik on Friday accused the BJP of disrupting Parliament to deflect attention from the questions raised by Congress disqualified MP Rahul Gandhi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Adani group’s alleged stock market manipulation.

At a press conference held here, he said Mr. Gandhi had raised ‘only two simple questions – where did the ₹20,000 crore or 3 billion dollars in shell companies owned by Adani come from? And who is the Chinese national involved in these companies?’

“Just nine days after Shri Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament on Adani’s scam, the defamation case against him was revived,” he claimed.

“There were very specific references to Adani Scam in the speeches made by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge in Rajya Sabha and Rahul Gandhi, which were expunged from Parliament’s records. In the ongoing second half of the Budget session of Parliament, for the first time in the history of India a ruling party, the BJP is disrupting Parliament and not letting it function. This is a diversionary tactic to save Adani,” he charged.

Rejects BJP charges

He also rejected BJP’s main allegations against Mr. Gandhi that he invited foreign countries to interfere in Indian affairs in his speech in the U.K. recently and that he insulted the OBCs when he made the speech against Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and PM Modi.

Meeting with TNCC

Mr. Wasnik also held consultative meetings with district secretaries of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee about organising Jai Bharat Sathyagraha in April in protest against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as Lok Sabha MP and released booklet published by TNCC named ‘BJP’s Murder of Democracy’.

Party sources said MPs, MLAs and senior leaders will participate in protests in district headquarters across the State on April 8, a rail roko will be organised on April 11, a ‘post-card’ protest will be held against PM Modi, raising questions about his links with Adani Group, protests will be held in front of Central government offices in every district and State level rally will be held — all of which will culminate in a public rally in New Delhi, in which TNCCleaders will also take part.

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