news Monday, May 11, 2015 - 05:30
In the wake of the CAG report which indicts Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s Purti Group of financial irregularities, the opposition has strongly demanded the minister’s resignation.   The proceedings of the lower house of  Parliament was interrupted five times by the Opposition as the Union Transport Minister tried to issue a clarification.   On Monday, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said he has given a notice in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the alleged financial irregularities in the Purti Group. “It has been proved that Nitin Gadkari's Purti Company was involved in the scam. We will emphasize on this issue till the time Gadkari resigns from his post," the leader was quoted in a report in Business Standard.   Gadkari’s attempts to clarify the allegations were futile as the opposition continued to protest over this issue and demanded that he be sacked, NDTV reported.   The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned five times in less than two hours due to the protests. Unable to make a statement in the House, Gadkari posted his statement on Twitter.   Copy of my statement given in Rajya Sabha on the CAG report (English) — Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) May 11, 2015       The government sees the disruption in the House as the opposition’s bid to stall the discussion on Goods and Services Tax Bill which was passed by the Lok Sabha last week.
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