New Delhi: Condemning Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s comment of comparison between demonetisation and Pakistan terror attacks, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said, “Leader of Opposition is insulting the nation by making such remarks by comparing this with the Pakistan terror attacks and he should apologise.”

Speaking at the Rajya Sabha today, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “Pakistan terrorists did not kill even half of our people in Uri than those who have died due to government’s wrong policy. Till the PM comes to the house for discussion we will not let the house function.”

Attacking the government over the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the Centre to rollback the decision in three days or face intensified protest.

While addressing a rally at the Azadpur Mandi in Delhi, Mamata said, ““If this decision (demonetisation) is not taken back in three days, we will intensify our protest. Today, they announced that only Rs. 2,000 can be exchanged and not Rs. 4,000. What’s going in their head? If the people are suffering, who would protect the Constitution? So I approached President Pranab Mukherjee. If vegetable mandi is shut, what will people eat–diamond or ATM card?”

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said the crisis of this proportion was not seen even during the Emergency of 1975. She had also submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee and sought his intervention on the issue.

First Published | 17 November 2016 7:12 PM
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