Parliament: Both houses adjourned; oppn protest against demonetization

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New Delhi, Nov 28, 2016: Winter session of Parliament enters its third consecutive week today and is likely to continue in a gridlock as the opposition parties call for ‘Bharat Bandh’, the biggest protest yet on the demonetization issue.

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, both the houses has been adjourned. After Opposition parties started raising slogans and came to the well, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien adjourned the Rajya Sabha till 11 am on Tuesday. Before Lok Sabha was adjourned, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved an amendment in taxation Law.

Declared as Jan Akrosh Diwas, the parties have planned protests across the country against demonetisation. Though Left has called a 12-hour bandh, the call hasn’t found many takers in the Opposition camp.

Meanwhile, the Congress on Sunday made it clear that it has not called for a ‘Bharat bandh’ or a countrywide shutdown on Monday but ‘Jan Aakrosh Diwas’ to hold protests over demonetisation.

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Ninth day


  • Opposition including DMK, CPM, Congress and RJD protesting in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament.


  • Congress president Rahul Gandhi protesting in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament complex over Demonetisation.
  • Let PM come and talk to us inside the house: Rahul Gandhi on PM’s remarks against opposition .


  • Senior opposition leaders Anand Sharma, Jyotiraje Sindhia, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Derek O Brian, Sudip Bandopadhyay holds opposition party meeting.
  • After opposition meeting ends, sources said parties to demand an apology from Prime Minister for his remarks against opposition.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday morning chaired a meeting with senior ministers in Parliament that has seen regular disruptions over his government’s decision to abolish high-value currency.
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Initially they supported DeMonetisation,but surprisingly today Odisha Govt has shut down schools and colleges.”


  • Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal said: “All the opposition is united, except for JDU which is maintaining a dual stand.”
  • I think maybe they(BJD Odisha Govt) have also been affected by this #DeMonetisation move, he added.

Rajya Sabha:

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as the uproar over demonetisation continues.
  • Opposition leader Gulam Nabi Azad said “In a meeting attended by 18 Opposition parties, we decided to hold Jan Akrosh Diwas, not Bharat Bandh. PM is responsible for Bharat Bandh.”
  • Rajya Sabha reconvenes.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for 30 minutes as uproar continues over .
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Congress MP Naresh Agrawal’s remark.
  • Demonetization is Constitutionally invalid: Anand Sharma
  • Uproar continues in Rajya Sabha. Thus, RS adjourned for the day till 11 am on Tuesday.

Lok Sabha:

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as the uproar over demonetisation continues.
  • Rajnath Singh added that “You want PM to come to Lok Sabha for this debate then he will and he will make an intervention.”
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that “If you have a complaint on implementation then we are ready to debate, don’t doubt our integrity.”
  • This deadlock can only end when the PM comes for discussion in the house: Mallikarjun Kharge.
  • More than 70 people have died, and more than 1000 people have been injured: Mallikarjun Kharge,Congress on .
  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon after protest continues over .
  • PM is not doing anybody a favour by coming to the parliament: Congress
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moves an amendment in taxation Law in Lok Sabha.
  • Lok Sabha adjourned for the day.


On day Eight, the Parliament ended with heavy chaos over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s absence. Amid the chaos, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned.

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On day seven, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally decided to speak at the Rajya Sabha. Opposition parties stand unitedly to fight against Modi’s demonetisation move, the government on Wednesday reached out to rivals, seeking a debate to end the impasse in Parliament where protests have washed out proceedings from last 6 days.

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On day six, almost the entire opposition put up a united front against demonetisation paralysing Parliament’s functioning over the mode of discussion on the issue and the Prime Minister’s presence during debates on the issue.

On day five, the Winter session of Parliament, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha 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.

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On day four, opposition parties put forward a united front in Parliament as they escalated attacks on the government over the demonetization 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 demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes.

Read More: Parliament Live: Both Houses adjourned till Monday amid uproar over notes ban

On day two, the war on demonetization 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 demonetization 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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 Wefornews Bureau

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