Houses of Parliament adjourn amid uproar over demonetisation
The opposition continued to press for adjournment motion as the house sat for the proceedings on the fourth day of the winter session. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, “Opposition would continue to press for adjournment motion in Lok Sabha on demonetisation
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned on Monday till 0200 hours after the opposition uproar over Demonetisation issue. The opposition continued to press for adjournment motion as the houses sat for the proceedings on the fourth day of the winter session. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha that the Opposition was trying new tactics everyday to disrupt the Parliament proceedings while Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha stated, “Opposition would continue to press for adjournment motion on demonetisation.”
- Trinamool Congress staged a protest at the entrance of the Parliament building against demonetisation, stating it as the financial emergency imposed by the Centre. The opposition parties also decided to stage protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament on Wednesday against note ban.
- Debate later, but first accept our tributes for people who have died standing in queues, and other bank officials, said Sitaram Yechury.
- P J Kurien questioned the Opposition on claims regarding deaths after Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes were banned. "What is the authenticity of the numbers you are quoting? You cannot raise this suo moto," he said.
- According to the political sources the government had ruled out the possibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking over the note ban issue in the Parliament.
- In the Lok Sabha, the Congress and other opposition parties insisted on a discussion on demonetisation under Rule 56, which entails voting and suspension of all other business, through an adjournment motion.
- Railway minister Suresh Prabhu is also set to make a statement in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the Kanpur rail derailment tragedy.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met the Member of Parliaments (MPs) before the house sat for the proceedings.