Sharad Pawar’s stand on Adani will not affect Oppn unity, says Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut
Sena (UPD) president Sanjay Rawat has said that Sharad Pawar’s stand on Adani will not affect the open unity.
Mumbai, Apr 8 (PTI) The Shiv Sena on Saturday said NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s unwillingness to form a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the allegations against the Adani Group will not cause a rift in opposition unity.
Speaking to reporters, Shiv Sena (UPD) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Rawat did not give Pawar a clean chit but expressed his views on how to conduct the investigation.
In an interview to NDTV, Pawar came out in support of the Adani group and criticized the narrative surrounding the Hindenburg Research report on the group.
Rawat said the opposition parties were firm on their demand for a JPC inquiry.
“It may have different views on (West Bengal Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee or the NCP, Adani, but that will not create cracks in (opposition) unity in Maharashtra or in the country,” said Rawat, a former aide. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Earlier, Pawar had said he supported a Supreme Court panel to probe the allegations against the Adani Group as the ruling party would have a majority in the JPC based on numerical strength in Parliament, which would cast doubt on such a probe.
“I am not totally against JPC… There have been JPCs and I have chaired some JPCs. JPC will be constituted on majority basis (in Parliament). Instead of JPC, I think Supreme Court panel will be more effective and efficient,” Pawar said.
US-based Hindenburg Research has accused billionaire Gautam Adani of stock manipulation and accounting fraud in his companies, prompting strong protests from the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress and others against the Narendra Modi government.
The Adani Group has denied the allegations and said it complies with all the rules and regulations in force in the country.
Raut also said the Hindenburg Research report had shed light on the use of Life Insurance and State Bank of India money to help “friends of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party”. PTI PR BNM BNM BNM