Parliament Live: Rahul calls Demonetisation move “a scam”

New Delhi, Nov 22, 2016: As the Prime Minister Narendar Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes entered the third week, the political battle enhanced with opposition parties protesting at Gandhi statue near parliament in Delhi.

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 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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Sixth Day

Rahul Gandhi on Demonetisation:


  • Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said “What PM has done is biggest impromptu financial experiment, he didn’t discuss this with anyone; this isn’t FM’s decision but PM’s.”
  • He said that opposition parties is only demanding that PM should come and address the Parliament, why isn’t he coming?
  • We feel that this decision is a scam; PM had informed his close friends about this before announcement; want JPC probe in this, he added.
  • Rajya Sabha MP CPI’s leader D Raja said “Our demand is PM should come to the Parliament and address the issue, he was the one to announce the demonetisation decision.”
  • A meeting is underway at Union minister Venkaiah Naidu’s chamber in Parliament. Home minister Rajnath Singh, parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar, MoS Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi are also present.


  • Leaders of Opposition parties gather near the Gandhi statue in Parliament premises to protest against Government’s #demonetisation move.

Today’s Update:

Rajya Sabha:

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon as opposition uproar continues over issue.
  • Trinamool Congress’ Sukhendu Sekhar Roy asks for a ruling from Chair on why the PM is making policy statements outside on demonetisation, when the Parliament is in session as other MPs raise a point of order in the House.
  • “Government answerable to the House and Parliament is answerable to the people. Modi is violating the very constitution he took an oath on. He has to come and answer,” says CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury.

Lok Sabha:

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till noon after opposition uproar over #demonetization issue.
  • PM Modi is present in the hall as opposition parties begin protesting. Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar says the ruling party is ready for debate on demonetisation and that it is the opposition that is running away from the debate.
  • Opposition leaders meet Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan amid protest against move.

 Wefornews Bureau

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