Last Update: April 08, 2023, 2:13 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Friday extended support to the Adani group over the ongoing controversy related to the US-based short-seller Hindenburg report, prompting multiple reactions from the BJP and the opposition.
Pawar came out in support of the Adani group and criticized the narrative around the Hindenburg Research report on the group. in an interview given to ndtv‘ He said, ‘Recently during the budget session, there was an uproar in Parliament for a few days, but this time the (Adani) issue was given more importance than necessary.
Congress distances itself from Pawar’s statement, opposition unity intact
Even as it dissociates itself from Sharad Pawar’s remarks, the Congress on Friday said its ally NCP may have its own view, but 19 like-minded opposition parties are of the view that the allegations against the grouping are genuine and very serious. . PTI said the report.
Commenting on Pawar’s remarks on the Adani issue, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said that the NCP may have its own views, but 19 like-minded opposition parties are convinced that the issue of the “Adani group linked to the PM” is real and very serious. .
“But all 20 like-minded opposition parties, including the NCP, are united and will be united in defending the Constitution and our democracy from attacks by the BJP and defeating the divisive and destructive political, social and economic agenda of the BJP,” Ramesh said.
BJP supports Pawar’s remarks, Eknath Shinde targets Congress and Uddhav
On Saturday, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde took a dig at Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and the Congress party for heeding Sharad Pawar’s words on the Adani issue.
Speaking to the media after a property exhibition in Kalyan on Friday night, CM Shinde said, “The Congress started an agitation demanding an explanation of Rs 20,000 crore in the Adani group. Even Uddhav Thackeray continued to speak on the issue. Now Pawar has made comments and those who are protesting should take note of these comments.”
Referring to Pawar’s remarks, BJP leader Amit Malviya said in a tweet on Friday, “Congress allies one by one refute Rahul Gandhi’s perverted views…Earlier the Uddhav faction targeted Savarkar. “
Sharad Pawar expressed displeasure over Adani’s statement, said SC committee more effective than JPC
NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said on Saturday that he was not completely against a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the allegations against the Adani Group, but a Supreme Court committee would be more useful and effective.
He said, “I am not completely opposing JPCs… There have been JPCs and I have been the chairman of some JPCs. The JPC will be constituted on the basis of majority (in Parliament). Instead of JPC, I am of the opinion that Supreme Court Committee is more useful and effective,” a PTI The report quoted Pawar as saying.
Speaking to reporters, Pawar said that if the JPC has 21 members, 15 will be from the ruling party and six from the opposition due to strength of numbers in Parliament, which will cast doubt on the panel.
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