Parliament: 5th day of disruptions over demonetisation; Both houses adjourned

New Delhi, Nov 22, 2016: On the fifth day of Winter session of Parliament, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha once again failed to conduct business as the opposition parties demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s participation in the House debate over demonetisation move.

However the PM chose to skip the house even today.

On day four, opposition parties put forward a united front in Parliament as they escalated attacks on the government over the demonetisation issue. Both Houses had to be adjourned multiple times through the day only to be reconvened for a brief couple of minutes before pandemonium ensued again.

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On day three, both the houses of Parliament failed to conduct business as the opposition denied to halt its protests against the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes.

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On day two, the war on demonetisation was in the full swing against the central government in both houses of Parliament. After many adjournments, Rajya Sabha just after resuming at 3 pm, adjourned till today while the Lok Sabha was adjourned till today at 12 pm after uproar over demonetisation issue.

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On day one, Lok Sabha was adjourned after obituary references. While in the Rajya Sabha a serious discussion between the government and opposition took place about the demonetisation move announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. The Opposition parties moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on day 2.

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Fifth Day:

  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asked that PM can speak on TV, pop concert, but why not in the Parliament?
  • Congress leader Anand Sharma said “What is happening in India is continuing illegality; white money is accounted. Nobody can impose limitations on it.”
  • He also added that “If PM Modi is saying that 86 per cent currency in this country is black then it is a very shameful statement.”

BJP Parliamentary party meet:

  • FM Arun Jaitley on demonetisation said We are ready for discussion on #DeMonetisation, have said it many times.

He added that “This was a very big decision and it required a lot of courage by the government. The entire nation is welcoming this move, this is a historic step.”

This will help in removing poverty, the decision was taken in the interest of the country, he also said.

Some people saying even FM did not know of this decision, and then they say the party knew beforehand.

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  • I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, we have passed the unanimous resolution congratulating Prime Minister for his “great crusade” against black money and corruption.

Opposition leaders to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today, seeking his intervention on demonetisation.

Today’s Update:

Rajya Sabha

  • Rajya Sabha reconvenes for the fifth time on Monday, only to be adjourned for the day just minutes into the session.
  • As uproar continued in the Rajya Sabha demanding presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned Rajya Sabha till 2PM.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:32 PM after continued uproar .
  • After Opposition marched to the Well of the Parliament demanding presence of Prime Minister for discussion on demonetisation, speaker again adjourned Rajya Sabha till 12 noon.
  • Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad demands presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament for discussion on demonetisation.
  • Following uproar by Congress and other Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha shouting slogan demanding Prime Minister’s presence during a debate in Parliament, the speaker adjourned Rajya Sabha till 11:30 am.
  • BSP chief Mayawati demands the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation debate in the Rajya Sabha.

Lok sabha

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow as uproar continues over demonetisation issue. Opposition constantly demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the Parliament.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said “We want to tell everyone that the government was ready to hold a discussion on demonetisation in both the houses.
  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after protests over demonetisation.
  • Opposition MPs shout slogan “Opposition is united”. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she is pained to see the House being constantly disrupted.

Wefornews Bureau

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