Congress Once Again Demands JPC To Probe Adani Issue


Billionaire businessman Gautam Adani’s elder brother has reportedly resigned as director of three companies. 

On this, the Congress said on Wednesday that an inquiry by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Adani issue is necessary to present the truth to the people. 

Party general secretary Jairam Ramesh said Congress is waiting for the report of Supreme Court (SC) appointed expert committee on ‘Adani scam’, but says its work limited to violations of securities laws and lacks formal judicial authority over various regulatory and investigative agencies.

Ramesh said in a statement that it is learned from the news that Vinod, Gautam Adani’s elder brother, has given three companies closely related to Adani Group’s port and mining projects in Australia. Resigned from the post of Director. 

He alleged, ‘Vinod Adani was earlier also alleged to have been involved in ‘stock rigging’ and ‘account fraud’ through ‘foreign shell companies’.

“Similarly, they helped Abbot Point Port Holdings, controlled by them through shell companies in British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands in Australia, sell billions of dollars of debt to Adani Group through related party transactions, which was aimed at minimizing the actual extent of loss to the Adani Group from investors” the Congress leader alleged.

On the other hand Eight former Indian Navy officers may face the death penalty in Qatar. Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of not intervening to save his life. 

He said that India and Qatar are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations this year and the largest expatriate community in Qatar is Indian.

Kharge said in his tweet, these former naval officers are in solitary confinement since August 2022 and are facing death sentence. 

The Ministry of External Affairs says that the allegations have not been shared with India so far. 

He said, the surrender of the Modi government has exposed their tall claims of making India a ‘Vishwaguru’.

In a tweet, he said, “Narendra Modi called up his Qatari counterpart to wish him a very happy FIFA World Cup, but did not intervene to save the precious lives of our bravehearts.” nationalism?

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