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Both sides take rigid stand, impasse continues in Parliament

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | March 23, 2023 12:04 PM

NEW DELHI: The meeting of the floor leaders at the Rajya Sabha Chairman's chamber in the Parliament premises on Thursday could not end the impasse as both sides remained rigid on their stands.

Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar rejected the suspension of business notice given by the members of the opposition on the demand of JPC in the Adani issue. Following this, the Leader of the opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said that impasse could end on the constitution of the JPC.

Leader of the House, Piyush Goyal said that Rahul Gandhi should apologise on his London statement.

Dhankar said both sides are rigid and should hold a dialogue to end the stalemate.

Earlier, the opposition Leaders met at Kharge's chamber to devise a strategy for the day.

Besides the Congress, those who attended the strategy meeting at Kharge's chamber were the DMK, JD(U), CPI(M), MDMK, JMM, IUML, NCP, AAP, RJD, SP, CPI, KC, & RSP.

The Congress on Wednesday said that there could not be a barter on the demand for a JPC in lieu of Rahul Gandhi's apology.

While addressing a press conference here, Congress spokesperson Jairam Ramesh, said, "There could be no middle path. The opposition will not back down from the demand of a JPC in Adani Group. There cannot be a barter on the JPC as Rahul Gandhi's case is a matter of distortion."

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