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Parliament: BJP-Cong faceoff over Rahul Gandhi, Adani; both houses adjourned till 2 pm Parliament

Parliament: BJP-Cong faceoff over Rahul Gandhi, Adani; both houses adjourned till 2 pm

IBNS | @indiablooms | 16 Mar 2023, 12:17 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Both the houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm on Thursday after a faceoff between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and primary opposition party Congress broke out over Rahul Gandhi's remark abroad and Adani issue, media reports said.

While the BJP demands an apology from Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, the opposition party wants a Joint Parliamentary Probe into the Adani-Hindenburg row.

Gandhi is expected to attend Parliament on Thursday.

Gandhi while speaking in the UK recently, had alleged that the structures of Indian democracy are under “brutal attack” and BJP and RSS have captured almost all institutions.

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday slammed Gandhi for his remarks on India's politics in the United Kingdom and said his remarks are an "insult to the democratic institutions" of the country.

"It's shameful that Rahul Gandhi, instead of coming to Parliament and apologising for his undemocratic rant against India, today, seeks to be absent from the Parliament" Irani said here while addressing the press conference here.

She said that Rahul Gandhi dishonored the Parliament, Constitution and the people by his remarks.

"At the feet of India’s colonial past Rahul Gandhi lamented lack of foreign intervention to halt India's resilient growth," she said.

The Minister said, "Democracy is not in peril, but the Congress Party has been brought to political peril by the people of India for this very behaviour that you exhibited against the nation overseas".

"Today, every Indian citizen demands an apology to the Indian Parliament, which is not merely an amalgamation of the Parliamentarians but is the collective voice of the Indian people" she said.

(Image Credit: Twitter/Gautam Adani, Wikipedia and Facebook/Rahul Gandhi)