parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the allegations against the Adani Group raised by Hindenburg Research.
PM Modi claimed that the Congress-led governments at the Centre had misused Article 356 of the Constitution to dismiss 90 state governments. The article was “misused” 50 times by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi-led government to dismiss elected state governments.
Prior to that, Congress president and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge raised objections over expunging a few words from his statement. The senior Congress leader asserted that former Prime Ministers, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee, have used the word that was expunged from his statement, and that he has not said anything unparliamentary.
Kharge had questioned the rise in the wealth of the Adani Group “in the last two-and-half years” during the debate on the motion of thanks on Wednesday. Some of his remarks were later expunged from House records.
Meanwhile, amid a row over her using an expletive inside Parliament, TMC MP Mahua Moitra remained defiant citing past instances of BJP leaders using objectionable words in the House and said she called “an apple, an apple”.
Soon after Moitra concluded her speech during the debate on the ‘Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address’ in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, there were angry exchanges between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and BJP members. Moitra was heard using an objectionable word to which the Chair objected and urged members to avoid cuss words.
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