Rahul Gandhi asked PM Narendra Modi to discuss the Adani-Hindenburg row in parliament
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to avoid a discussion in parliament the issue of Adani group firms' share turmoil and its effect on the markets.
"Modi ji will do his best to avert a discussion on Adani ji in parliament. There is a reason for it and you know that. I want there should be a discussion on Adani issue and the truth should come out. The lakhs and crores of corruption that has taken place should come out. The country should know what is the power behind Adani," Mr Gandhi told reporters in Delhi.
"For a number of years, I have been talking about the government and 'hum do, humare do'. The government does not want and is scared of a discussion in parliament on Adani ji. The government should allow a discussion in parliament and there will be attempts to avoid it," Mr Gandhi said.
The Congress has stepped up pressure on the government for a discussion in parliament after US-based short seller Hindenburg Research alleged wrongdoing by the company.
The Congress has demanded an impartial investigation under the supervision of the Supreme Court or a joint parliamentary committee to probe the allegations in the Hindenburg report.
The Congress alleged the issue involves crores of rupees of the public invested in Adani group firms, whose shares have seen a beating in the stock markets since the report came out.
The Congress and other opposition parties have stalled proceedings in both houses of parliament while seeking a discussion on the issue.
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