New Delhi: Following the ruckus over demonetisation issue in the Parliament’s Winter Session, both the Lower House (Lok Sabha) and Upper House (Rajya Sabha) has been adjourned for the day.
With ruckus over Bharatiya Janata Party
‘s (BJP) currency ban continues in the parliament, the proceedings in Rajya Sabha on Monday was once again disrupted after leaders from the Opposition parties stormed the well of the House.
Asking the leaders to debate later and first pay tributes to those who died while standing in long queues, Sitatam Yechury said, “Debate later, but first accept our tributes for people who have died standing in queues, and other bank officials.”
Hitting out at the Opposition, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
said, “Opposition is not ready for debate and is trying new tactics everyday to disrupt the Parliament proceedings.”
Even before the commencement of the session, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) protested against the demonetisation at the entrance of Parliament.
Responding to the aggressive Opposition, Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “The opposition was not able to gauge the mood of the nation which was in favour of the demonetisation move.”
While the Opposition kept on demanding obituary reference for the deaths of people due to standing in queues outside ATMs or banks since the government’s November 8 demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
Amid the disruption, the agitated members did not even allow Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Rajen Gohain to make a statement on the Kanpur train derailment in which over 140 people have died so far.
The opposition, including the Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPI-M and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), were on their feet raising slogans against the government as the House reassembled after lunch at 2 p.m.
Speaking in the House, Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “Our demand is that the Prime Minister should come before this House,”
The opposition MPs objected to the fact that the government did not even circulate the statement among the members.
Ever since the government introduced its demonetisation scheme, people across the nation are facing trouble to get access to the new currency.
However, RBI at regular intervals are coming up with new announcements and making modifications over exchange, withdrawal limits earlier set by it.
In a major announcement, PM Modi on November 8 had announced that old Rs 500/1000 notes will no longer remain a legal tender.
Parliament live updates:
* Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day.
* As both the Houses witnessed ruckus, disruptions over demonerisation, the Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day while Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 3 pm
* Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
* Ruckus in the Rajya Sabha previals as the Opposition continues to demand Prime Ministe Narendra Modi’s presence in the House.
* Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:00 pm as opposition continues to create ruckus over demonetisation
* Ruckus continues in the both the Houses of the Parliament over demonetisation debate
* Forensic enquiry has been ordered to look into all possible angles. Guilty will be given strict punishment: Suresh Prabhu
* Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu makes statement in Lower House (Lok Sabha)
* Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:34 PM amid opposition uproar #DeMonetisation
* Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:00PM
* Earlier, Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 11:30AM after Opposition leaders stormed the well of the House, protesting against govenment’s demonetisation move.
(With inputs from IANS)