Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu claimed that the Opposition is trying to politicise the issue and that the Government is ready to address it when raised.
At least twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames, according to reports.
While the session will begin with the President’s address to the joint sitting of the two Houses, the same day the pre-budget economic survey will be tabled.
The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we’ve sent to represent us in Parliament
Eight Indian officials have come back in the last two months after Pakistan levelled “baseless allegations” against them and endangered their safety and security by making their identity public.
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Demonetisation: The latest sticking point is who will speak first, with the government insisting that the debate will be initiated by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an idea the opposition parties are not comfortable with.
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The government was hoping to finalise the draft laws before presenting it to the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.
Demonetisation is part of Modi’s grand design to tackle the black money issue in the country. He should be at the forefront silencing his critics in Parliament with the merits of his program.
Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK is the third largest party in Parliament after the BJP and the Indian National Congress.
Rahul said, “Opposition parties is only demanding that PM should come and address the Parliament, why isn’t he coming?”
Sources told The Indian Express that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could intervene in the Rajya Sabha discussion, but the government’s reply will be from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The recent government decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 rupee notes has evoked sharp reaction from the opposition, including Congress, Left, TMC, AAP and the JD-U, who are ready to pin the government down on the issue.