Delhi police detain Opposition MPs protesting over Adani issue
New Delhi, March 24: The Delhi police detained opposition MPs marching towards Vijay Chowk in the national capital demanding a joint Parliamentary committee inquiry into the Adani Group issue.
The protesting MPs were detained and were taken to nearby police stations in a bus as police said they didn't have permission for the march and as Section 144 of CrPC had been imposed in the area and not agitation is allowed on Vijay Chowk.
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Notably, Opposition leaders and members staged a protest demanding JPC probe in Adani stocks issue and stated that PM Modi was hiding something from the people.
While addressing the media, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge stated that, "We are holding a protest here to demand JPC. PM Modi wants to hide something from the people. Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, and Mehul Choksi looted crores of rupees from the government and fled from this country and PM Modi is not speaking about them."
A heavy security was also deployed outside Congress headquarters in the national capital as party workers protested against the conviction of Rahul Gandhi in the criminal defamation case over his 'Modi surname' remark. The protesters were detained by Police.
Earlier, Congress also called an emergency meeting of its steering committee members, senior leaders, state chiefs and legislative party leaders to devise a strategy after Gandhi's conviction.
The Wayanad MP was sentenced to two years in jail but was later granted bail by the court and his sentence suspended for 30 days to let him appeal the decision.
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Notably, the Surat Court pronounced the verdict in the case for his alleged "how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?" remarks on a complaint lodged by BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi. Gandhi had made the alleged remarks about Modi's surname at a rally in Karnataka's Kolar, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.