Will raise Rafale, RBI autonomy issue in the Parliament: Azad
The Opposition will press for a joint parliamentary committee to probe the Rafale jet deal and raise several issues, including the misuse of probe agencies and autonomy for RBI, in the winter session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Opposition leader said this after emerging from the all-party meeting convened by the government in New Delhi today.
Opposition to demand formation of JPC for Rafale jet deal
The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha today said the opposition will once again press for the formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to look into the Rs. 58,000 crore Rafale jet deal, in which it has alleged corruption. Azad said that the issue of alleged misuse of probe agencies by the government to settle political scores will also be raised.
Opposition accuses NDA of damaging every institution in India
The Opposition, Azad said, will take up the issue of autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India in the session. Amid a tussle between the government and RBI, Opposition parties have accused the NDA regime of trying to damage every institution in the country by interfering in their autonomy and alleged the central bank was being forced to "open bank funding" to defaulting corporates.