New Delhi: AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded discussion on Friday in Parliament alleging IUML leader E Ahamed had passed away “much earlier” than declared at RML hospital but the government wanted to keep the body there until the Union budget was presented.
Speaking to the media at Parliament premises, Azad said Congress has information that former Union minister Ahamed had passed away “much earlier” than it was formally declared.
He also accused the government of keeping the body at the hospital for it wanted to go ahead with presenting Union Budget on February 1 despite opposition parties demanding its postponement.
“We will definitely want discussion on the way the body of Ahamed was kept there (at RML hospital). Our information is that his death happened much earlier (than it was declared).
“But the government wanted to keep the body there until the budget was presented and nobody was allowed to meet,” he said.
The Azad’s remarks came after Congress MP K C Venugopal today reportedly gave an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha, accusing the hospital and the Centre of unethical approach towards Ahamed and his kin.