India’s Modi lashes opposition as Adani allegations persist

  • PM rails against critics over Adani Group accusations
  • Opposition says government unduly close to tycoon
  • Conglomerate accused of stock manipulation

NEW DELHI, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that Indians will not swallow “lies and abuse” against him, as opposition critics accuse his government of giving undue favours to a business group led by billionaire tycoon Gautam Adani.

Modi spent a nearly 90-minute speech to parliament mainly listing governments achievements and without naming the under fire Adani Group. However, opposition lawmakers who are demanding an investigation into the business group interrupted him several times shouting slogans.