Parliament: Chaos on notes ban, Nagrota attack continues; both houses adjourned till Dec 1

New Delhi, Nov 30th, 2016: The Winter session of Parliament enters its eleventh day after ten days of protests over the government’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi did attend Parliament on Day 7 but did not speak, leading to the next demand of Opposition that he actively participates in the entire session to discuss demonetisation.

Eleventh Day:

  • Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge, Jyotiraditya Scindia with TMC’s Sudip Bandopadhayay meet LS Speaker over paying tribute to soldiers Nagrota.
  • PM Modi chaired a meeting in his chamber in Parliament which was attended by his top ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Ananth Kumar.
  • Union Minister Ananth Kumar said: We want the discussion to take place. We want to hear the Opposition. PM Modi is ready to intervene in both the Houses.
  • He added “I request the Congress and other Opposition parties to allow the discussion to take place in the House. Already 10-11 days have been wasted.”
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that “My appeal to political parties; Let’s debate, discuss and move forward. The government has nothing to hide and will definitely share with the House.”
  • Opposition leaders seek appointment from the President to discuss on The Taxation Laws (2nd Amendment) Bill 2016, which was passed in Lok Sabha yesterday.
  • Opposition to raise Nagrota Attack issue in both the Houses (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha).

Rajya Sabha:

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 AM tomorrow, as opposition stormed the well of the House regarding .
  • GN Azad said on  that Defence Minister should come here & make a statement, such a big attack has happened.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM after the uproar in the House as Opposition raises and issue.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 PM after an uproar in the House as Opposition raises Nagrota Attack and Demonetisation issue.
  • Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav of the demands compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for those who died in bank and ATM chaos since the demonetisation announcement.
  • Opposition raises Tuesday’s Nagrota attack issue in the Rajya Sabha. BSP’s Mayawati and Sharad Yadav of the Janata Dal (United) slam Centre.
  •  “You claimed the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will curb terrorism. Yet yesterday, so many people were killed in Nagrota,” says Sharad Yadav.
  •  Finance minister Arun Jaitley replies: “We’ve always been open to debate the demonetisation. Do you even have a consensus within your party over the move?”
  •  Sharad Yadav hits back, saying, “You’re talking about JD(U) , do you even have PM by your side? Is someone even listening to you?”
  • Opposition raises Nagrota Attack issue in the Rajya Sabha.
  • BSP supremo Mayawati said Yesterday The Taxation Laws(2nd Amendment), Bill,’16 was passed in Lok Sabha without discussion, we will protest against this.

Lok Sabha:

  • Uproar in the House refuses to mellow down. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan laughs at the shouting lawmakers and adjourns the Lok Sabha till 11am on Thursday.
  • Lok Sabha opens to continuous sloganeering from the opposition leaders. Speaker takes up issues from other lawmakers.
  • Lok Sabha speaker listens to matters of importance from lawmakers from Rajasthan and Karnataka.
  • Opposition refuses to let go of their protests against the government, forcing speaker Mahajan to adjourn Lok Sabha till 12.45pm.
  • Sumitra Mahajan says as the operation is still continuing and the detailed report has not come so tribute not paid yet.
  • Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan tries to calm the outraged opposition leaders. “Let us all start from scratch and discuss what is the issue. Why is so much annoyance? Let us at least try to discuss the issue (of demonetisation),” the speaker tells Lok Sabha.
  •  But Opposition refuses to calm down. Speaker directs the House to discuss other issues, inviting other MPs to raise their issues.
  •  ‘If Opposition agrees for a discussion, the government is ready for a debate on all aspects,” says BJP MP Ananth Kumar in Lok Sabha.
  • The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon on Wednesday following the uproar in the house over demonetisation and the Nagrota terror attack.
  • After the house met the opposition parties including the Congress, Trinamool Congress and others, demanded a discussion on the two issues and created a ruckus.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan attempted to conduct the question hour, but following repeated disruptions by the opposition members.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the Lok Sabha at the time.

 Wefornews Bureau

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