Guwahati: Top Congress leaders of Assam, including the state president and MLAs, were detained during a protest against the BJP-led central government amid the party’s demand for a probe by Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into Adani Group over an accusatory.
The arrests were made during a ‘Raj Bhawan Chalo’ programme by the party, led by its state chief Bhupen Kumar Borah.
The party congress held protests outside the Raj Bhavan demanding an investigation into the Adani issue.
The aim of our protest is to protect the savings of the people who have kept it in good faith in State Bank of India, LIC, etc. But, the Modi-led government had forced these institutions to invest, this hard-earned money of the public, operated by his favourite Adani, state’s congress chief Bhupen Kumar Borah said.
Borah claimed that everyone is aware of how the prime minister requests China, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh to get work allotted to the Adanis.”
He alleged that the Congress MPs were not being allowed to raise these issues in the Parliament by BJP, and this has forced the Opposition party to take to the streets.
” We are now forced to come out on the streets so that people can know the truth. The government refuses to agree to a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the charges that LIC, SBI are being forced to invest in Adani-owned companies as it will expose their nexus,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Congress MLA Jakir Hussain Sikdar said, “We were not allowed to start our march towards the Raj Bhawan, while the police prevented us from leaving the assembly site.”
“We were arrested and taken to Latasil Police Station. Later, allowed to leave on PR bond,” he added.
Several party leaders, including state working president Rana Goswami and MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed, had participated in the protest programme, for which Congress workers from nearby districts had also come.