Port Blair, Mar 16: As part of nationwide agitation, the Members of the Block Congress Committee here on the 15th of March,2023(Wednesday) staged a protest in front of SBI Branch, Namunaghar against the BJP led central government over the alleged links between its leadership and the Adani group.
Carrying party flags and shouting anti-BJP slogans, the Congress leaders and workers demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe into the Adani-Hindenburg issue. The protest was led by ANTCC President Mr. Rangalal Halder, ANTCC Campaign Committee Chairman Mr. TSG Bhasker and Block Congress Committee President Mr. Mohammed Ali.
Mr. Halder said “The term Chowkidar was at the center of a Bharatiya Janata Party Campaign in the 2019 general elections to highlight Modi’s zero tolerance towards Corruption and Wrongdoings. Now when Adani was looting the money of SBI and LIC, what was our chowkidar doing? It is highly unfortunate that the demand of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to conduct a probe into allegations against the Adani group has been expunged from official records in Parliament.
Speaking on the Occasion, the Pradhan of Mithakhari Gram Panchayat Mr. Mohammed Shafique said that both the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home minister Amit Shah have maintained a silence on the issue of Adani scam. People have lost their money but the Finance minister too is maintaining that the issue would not affect the economy of the country. He expressed apprehension that everything has happened under the patronage of the Government of India. He said that the Congress party demands an independent investigation should be ordered in the case.
The Congress leader Ms. Bindu Kumari said that the people of the country who were shown the dreams of ‘Acche Din’ have been stabbed in the back by the Modi government. She said that the people of the country should become united and come out of their houses to protest against corruption.
The NSUI State President Mr. M.A Sajid said that the Modi government gave works in all sectors to the Adani group and it threw its full might to make Adani rule over the business world. It is the result of this support that the general public is feeling cheated by the sinking of the Adani group. He said that the economy of the country which was already under stress has come under threat due to the scam.
Congress leader Mr. Abdul Sharif said that it is very surprising that the Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation and Income Tax department who always runs behind Congress party has done no investigation in this matter. He said that the hard earned money of the people is being looted but instead of taking action, the Union government is bent on protecting Gautam Adani.
The City Congress President Mr. Mohd. Zubair, Up-Pramukh Mr. Simson Devan, Ward no. 14 Councillor Mr. Y. Joga Rao, Brindaban Panchayat Samiti Member Mrs. Amrita Barla, Senior Congress leader Mr. Marianus Kerketta, Ex- DCC General Secretary Mr. Abibhushan Ghosh, Congress Leader Mr. Yousuf, Unit President Mr. Farman Khan, Ward Member Mr. Hemant Singh, Congress leader Mr. Devan and others participated in the protest.