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Congress demands JPC probe on stock market “trading scam”; BJP rejects allegations

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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into stock market fluctuations from May 31, a day before the release of the Lok Sabha election exit polls, to June 3, when benchmark indices rose to an all-time high after exit poll projections, and the massive drop of Rs 30 trillion on June 4, the day of the election results.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rejected Gandhi’s allegations, with party leader Piyush Goyal terming these baseless and a conspiracy to mislead investors. Goyal, a member of the outgoing Union Cabinet, said small Indian investors benefitted from the rally that the market saw on Monday, a day before the counting of votes.
a press conference on Thursday evening, Gandhi alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were “directly involved” in what he termed the country’s “biggest stock market scam”. He alleged the two leaders, in their interviews to a private news television channel, gave “specific investment advice to 50 million families investing in the stock market, which led to retail investors losing Rs 30 trillion on Tuesday.
Gandhi specified that he wasn’t blaming the government but pointing out what “two individuals” did caused losses to common investors. When asked whether this JPC probe demand would suffer the fate of the Opposition’s previous such demands, Gandhi said the “impunity” with which the PM functioned earlier had ended and the result this time would be different.
At his press conference at the BJP headquarters two hours later, Goyal argued that daily fluctuations were common in the market, but only the long-term trends should be studied to draw inferences about market behaviour. He said it was an achievement of the 10 years of the Narendra Modi government that the market cap had now crossed Rs 400 trillion, and India’s market was one of the top five in the world. “The market cap during the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) years was Rs 67 trillion, which has increased to Rs 415 trillion, an increase of Rs 348 trillion in the last 10 years,” he said. Goyal said Gandhi was upset that the Modi government had returned for a third successive occasion.

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