Demonetisation: Congress wants debate under Rule 56 which entails voting

Kharge said Congress was willing to debate the issue under Rule 56, but the government wanted to discuss it under Rule 193

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 20, 2016 9:54 am
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Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has said the Narendra Modi government announced the demonetisation of high-value currency notes without any preparation and the Opposition wants a serious discussion on the issue under the rules that entail voting.

“The decision was taken in haste, without any preparation. This has hit people at the lower level. 60 people have so far died in queues outside ATMs and banks,” he claimed.

Kharge said Congress was willing to debate the issue under Rule 56, but the government wanted to discuss it under Rule 193, which does not entail voting.

“It is merely a formality. The government is evading questions,” he alleged.

Asked if the Opposition will allow Parliament to function tomorrow, Kharge said, “The government should agree to a debate on demonetisation under Rule 56. All parameters of a debate will be met under the rule.”

Attacking the government for failing to bring back black money stashed abroad, he said, “The Modi dispensation has completed two-and-a-half years in office, but has failed to come out with the list of people having accounts in Swiss banks.”

He claimed that a few BJP leaders were also against the way the decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was taken.

“The entire House is on the same page in this regard,” he said.

The Opposition will also try to pin down the government on the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme, the Jammu and Kashmir turmoil and surgical strikes, Kharge added.

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    Nbalu two
    Nov 20, 2016 at 6:05 am
    Whatever be the rule underwhich the discussion is no effective step to currency crunch easing will come .congress bsp rjd .and samajwadi MPs will shout and go near the many a adhyakji and because of fear he will adjourn the house and runaway.
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      Citizen Sri
      Nov 20, 2016 at 6:00 am
      Politicians stoop so low to save their own black money that they are busy creating confusion and engaged in instigated;br/gt;Citizens have shown patience and are OK with the move. It is politicians and their proteges who have huge amount of black money stashed in Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominations are the worried lot. Though most of them must have made alternate arrangement to convert them in to valid currency during the initial 4-5;br/gt;The more the politicians oppose the move, the lower they will go down in the eyes of citizens. Digvijay Singh, Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhavi destro Congress in last elections. Now Rahul, Mulayams, Mayawati, Mamta and Kejriwal are destroying their respective parties.
      1. I
        Nov 20, 2016 at 5:50 am
        If the Congress and other political parties are really concerned about the common man's suffering, WHY CANNOT THESE PARTIES ACCEPT CHEQUES FROM PEOPLE,SAY, FOR RS 2000/- AND GIVE CASH IN 100 DENOMINATION-- then we will know whether these parties are REALLY concerned about the SUFFERINGS OF THE COMMON MAN.. and whether they really TRUST the people or not .. otherwise they will be EXPOSED
        1. K
          Nov 29, 2016 at 1:33 pm
          This is simply goonda gardi of Congress. How can they dictate govt or PM? They have no right to demand presence of PM in the house. Congress has gone bankrupt of ideas. They think that they are still ruling the country. Their shop shall shut shortly.
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            D K
            Nov 24, 2016 at 10:14 am
            Shouldn't the payment of all those MPS - whether Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha be deducted for each hour of disruption caused by them in any of the houses of the Parliament? At the end of the day, they are misusing money collected from TAX PAYERS only. Rather than have a debate in an orderly manner, these representatives of the public are seen behaving in most unruly manner actually disgracing themselves only.
            1. R
              Nov 23, 2016 at 11:15 am
              It is shameful that some of the parliamentarian's are wasting their time and time of the parliament. If they are so concerned about common man they should volunteer and help banker's in exchanging old currency by providing free door to door service. They should work in the national interest and rise above petty politics.
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                Sagar Apshankar
                Nov 29, 2016 at 8:38 am
                1. S
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 9:03 am
                  No need for the government to discuss it under 56, because it is with in the prejudice of government. The opposition parties are opposing it because they are being sponsored by corrupt forces. People are ready to take pain because it's good for our future
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