The sparring between the government and the Opposition grew in intensity on Wednesday (March 15), with Opposition parties trying to take a rally to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office ahead of the Budget session to hand over a complaint to the probe agency on the Adani issue.
Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 11 am on Thursday shortly after being convened at 2 pm.
The Treasury Benches disrupted LoP Mallikarjun Kharge’s attempts to speak on the Adani issue and the Opposition march to the ED Director’s office over their demand for an inquiry into allegations against the Adani Group.
Earlier, the police stopped leaders of several Opposition parties at Vijay Chowk as they tried to march to the ED office to hand over the complaint. After that, they returned to the Parliament complex. The police said the opposition MPs were not allowed to march forward as Section 144 CrPC was imposed in the area. The area around Parliament and Vijay Chowk was barricaded heavily as well.
Opposition leaders earlier met in the office of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament House complex to coordinate their joint strategy on the issue.