Why not JPC in Hindenburg Adani row?

In wake of the Centre telling the Supreme Court that the government has no objections on committee to probe the matter in wake of the Adani-Hindenburg Group episode, the opposition on Monday rightly questioned the government on why it was not agreeing to a joint parliamentary committee (JPC).

Today in Supreme Court Solicitor General said Govt has no objection to a committee to examine the Hindenburg report on Adani. Then why the stubborn refusal to a JPC which will anyway be dominated by BJP & its allies? But will the proposed committee investigate Hindenburg or Adani?

Various opposition parties have been demanding a JPC to examine the whole issue as they alleged that many PSBs and LIC have lost money. Indeed the subjects of the nation are being cornered.

The Central government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the existing structure, which includes the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and others agencies, are fully equipped to handle the situation which occurred after Hindenburg report on Adani group, and it would not oppose the court’s suggestion to constitute a committee to strengthen the existing regime.

It stressed that the court could permit it to suggest the remit of that committee with possible suggestions of names of the committee. While the matter being so with Judicial accountability of the Union Government, the hub of the Indian democracy is at the cross roads.

Speaker who supposed to protect democracy and the people right to know about the nation, is working in reverse gear. Speaker’s warning TMC, BJP MPs “Don’t turn House into a municipal corporation, demonstrates that the Speaker Om Birla fails to uphold the Supremacy of the Parliament.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday admonished Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee and BJP MP Saumitra Khan after they entered into a war of words, asking them not to convert the House into a “municipal corporation”.

The drama started when Khan sought to know during Question Hour as to how many unorganised sector workers from West Bengal had registered with the e-Shram portal of the Labour Ministry, as he said that many such workers have been agitating and complaining about lack of payment of dearness allowance.

While Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav replied to the BJP MP’s question, Banerjee objected by saying that the matter raised by Khan was subjudice in the Supreme Court and was not part of the original question.

When Birla asked Banerjee to sit down, Khan started shouting from his seat and soon both the MPs engaged in a war of words, with the Trinamool MP losing his cool and asking Khan to “shut up”.

At this point, there was commotion in the House as lawmakers from both sides started a ruckus, forcing Birla to say “don’t turn the House into a municipal corporation”. While Speaker Om Birla is duty bound to constitute Joint Parliament Committee consisting of prominent MPs to find out real bottle neck of Adani destroying Indian economy.