After Row, Sharad Pawar Gives ‘Clarification’ On JPC Probe Comment, Favors SC Panel

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Last Update: April 08, 2023, 1:59 pm IST

Sharad Pawar said he is not opposed to the JPC probe (PTI photo)

The NCP supremo said the JPC report would only “endorse the government’s stand on the Adani issue”.

A day after his sensational remark raising doubts over the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Hindenburg Research Report against the Adani Group, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday claimed that he would like to be monitored by the Supreme Court. Wali is in favor of the investigation. Investigation.

Senior leaders were shocked at the way the names of industrialists like Ambani-Adani are being thrown to target the BJP government at the Center instead of the big issues like inflation, unemployment and farmers.

Clarifying his stand after the uproar following his remarks on a TV channel on Friday, Pawar said he was not opposed to a JPC probe but if the committee had 21 members, 15 would be from the ruling party and the remaining six Will be from the opposition. Side.

Noting the imbalance, with the government having a majority in both Houses of Parliament, the NCP supremo said the JPC report would only “endorse the government’s stand on the Adani issue”.

Pawar said, “I feel that instead of the JPC, the commission appointed by the Supreme Court is more credible and independent.”

He tried to separate the JPC demand as well as the question of the United Opposition Front, saying the two were not linked, though his statements sent shockwaves in opposition circles.

“I don’t think the JPC demand has anything to do with opposition unity. We have also made the same plea, but it will be headed by the ruling party, that’s why I talked about the SC-nominated panel,” Pawar declared.

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut said in Mumbai that “there is nothing new in what Pawar has said”, and his statement will not have any impact on the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance in the state as speculated in some sections of the media. was imposed.

The Congress is yet to react in the matter after Pawar’s interview to a news channel questioning the demand for a JPC probe, the credibility to be given to a report by a foreign body.

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