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New Delhi [India], February 4 (ANI): Congress leader Jairam Ramesh hit out against Union Minister Anurag Thakur alleging that the Opposition is not being allowed to demand Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in the Adani-Hindenburg issue.

Taking to Twitter, Ramesh said, "IB Minister, Anurag Thakur of Goli Maro infamy says Opposition running away from debate in Parliament. What a joke. Parliament hasn't functioned for 2 days as Opposition isn't even allowed to take a minute to demand JPC on the PM-linked Adani MahaMegaScam."Earlier today the Congress leader had alleged that people have lost crores of money over the last few days in the "MahaMegaScam".

Ramesh hit back at the Centre over its allegation that Opposition MPs were wasting public money through repeated adjournments in Parliament.

The Congress leader clarified that the Parliament was adjourned on Friday as the Opposition members pressed for the referral of the Hindenburg-Adani Group issue to the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).

"Parliament adjourned for another day because the Opposition demands a JPC on PM-linked Adani issue that is playing havoc on the savings of crores of Indians. Modi sarkar says MPs are wasting public money. What about the crores people have lost over the last few days of MahaMegaScam?" Ramesh tweeted.

A report by a US-based Hindenburg Research surfaced on January 24, claiming that the Adani Group had weak business fundamentals, and was involved in stock manipulation and accounting fraud, among others.

The report triggered a sell-off of shares of all Adani Group companies.

Earlier on Friday, the Opposition members raised the demand for a JPC inquiry into the Hindunberg report against the Adani Group, alleging a scam.

A number of Opposition leaders, including Congress' Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge; DMK MP Tiruchi Siva; Congress MP Pramod Tiwari; BRS MP K Keshava Rao; Shiv Sena MP (Uddhav Thackeray faction) Priyanka Chaturvedi; Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dr Syed Naseer Hussain; and CPI(M) MP Elamaram Kareem gave suspension of Business notice to their respective Houses to hold a discussion on the allegations levelled by Hindenburg against the Adani Group. (ANI)

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