Demonetisation highlights: This is a required surgery done for a better India, says Venkaiah Naidu

On Thursday, the Congress-led opposition had launched a relentless attack on the ruling dispensation leading to disruptions in both Houses of Parliament.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 18, 2016 9:08 pm
Indians stand in a queue to deposit and exchange discontinued currency notes, outside the Reserve Bank of India in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. Chaotic scenes played out across India over the weekend, with long lines growing even longer and scuffles breaking out, as millions of anxious people tried to change old currency notes that became worthless days earlier when the government demonetized high-value bills. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) People stand in a queue to deposit and exchange discontinued currency notes, outside the Reserve Bank of India in Ahmadabad. (Source: AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Amid the raging debate over the demonetisation issue, the Parliament winter session witnessed another day of noisy disruptions on Friday. Earlier on Thursday, the Congress-led opposition had launched a relentless attack on the ruling dispensation leading to disruptions in both Houses of Parliament. This was in sharp contrast to the peaceful discussion on the first day of the session. Meanwhile, commenting on the future benefits of demonetisation, Venkaiah Naidu said the move is a required surgery for a better India. “Decision will benefit people in the long run, dishonest will fall in line,” he said.

The opposition parties had refused to allow Rajya Sabha to function unless the Prime Minister responds to their questions on the currency move that “has caused hardship to the common man”. The Lok Sabha also witnessed disruptions, with the opposition demanding a discussion under a rule that mandates voting.

The government, however, refused to make any commitment on whether the Prime Minister would speak on Friday; he stayed away from Rajya Sabha on Thursday even though it was the Prime Minister’s question day in the upper house.

Highlights – DAY 3

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 18, 20168:48 pm

Banks will not exchange decommissioned notes for non-bank customers tomorrow; senior citizens exempted: IBA

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 18, 20168:15 pm

This is a false media report to smudge our reputation: Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI Chairman on report of Vijay Mallya loan waiver

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 18, 20166:19 pm

Decision will benefit people in the long run, dishonest will fall in line: Venkaiah Naidu

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 18, 20166:19 pm

This is a required surgery which is being done in the country, for a better India: Venkaiah Naidu

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 18, 20166:19 pm

Smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes from Pak, B’desh borders totally stopped after demonetisation: Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home

Vishnu Varma November 18, 20162:54 pm

ALERT: And Rajya Sabha has been adjourned too after severe protests by the opposition. No major business has been transacted in either House in the current winter session.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 20162:41 pm

Uproar continues in Rajya Sabha. There are opposition members in the Well of the House.

Wali Ahmad November 18, 20161:56 pm

A day after slamming the government over demonetisation, West Bengal
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the move was action less and
whimsical. Yesterday, she joined her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal
for a rally at Azadpur Mandi in Delhi. Both the leaders called the move
anti-poor.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201612:50 pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201612:37 pm

Venkaiah Naidu speaks on the disruptions in both Houses.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201612:36 pm

ALERT: And that’s it. Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Monday.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201612:31 pm

Scenes in the Rajya Sabha all through today morning were quite different from Wednesday when there were peaceful debates. BJP and Congress members clashed verbally over the demonetisation move forcing Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien to adjourn the House a number of times.

If you do this, what do I do? You should cooperate with me in running the House. Treasury benches should not disrupt,” he said.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201612:26 pm

Kerala lawmakers met Arun Jaitley to seek PAC exemption from cash withdrawal limit.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201612:21 pm

Akhilesh Yadav speaks on the currency crisis.

Sajin Saju November 18, 201612:17 pm

Miscreants break into a SBI ATM in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district last night. There was, however, no cash in the ATM. Police called this act as a case of mischief.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201611:28 am

As soon as they convened, both Houses of Parliament witnessed stormy protests. The BJP has demanded the apology of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad over the controversial remarks he made on Thursday in Rajya Sabha. While Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon, the Rajya Sabha will reconvene at 11:30 am.

Vishnu Varma November 18, 201611:21 am

Live updates from Day 3 begin.

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20166:40 pm

PM also said that discussion should be done on possibility of holding Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha elections together: Ananth Kumar

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20166:40 pm

Govt is ready for discussion on all issues: Ananth Kumar, Union Minister on Winter Session

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20166:28 pm

PM said in all Party meeting that all parties should show support in Winter session in national interest: Ananth Kumar, Union Minister

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20166:17 pm

All party meeting in the Parliament ends

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20166:15 pm

We’re not against black money, we’re against difficulties ppl are facing. If 1% are corrupt why other 99% ppl are suffering: Mamata Banerjee

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20166:14 pm

Tomorrow we we will meet the President, the common man is being harassed with this move: WB CM on arrival in Delhi

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Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20165:43 pm

PM Narendra Modi chairs All Party Meeting ahead of Winter session.

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:39 pm

Why is the Prime Minister Narendra Modi not divulging the names of those holding black money? asks Congress.

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:38 pm

Congress opposes marking people exchanging defunct notes with indelible ink, says govt preventing them from withdrawing own money.

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:25 pm

All opposition parties to meet again tomorrow to chalk out further strategy on demonetisation: Sharad Yadav of JD(U).

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:25 pm

All opposition parties to meet again tomorrow to chalk out further strategy on demonetisation: Sharad Yadav of JD(U).

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:25 pm

Oppn parties decide that there is no need to rush to Prez on demonetisation on 1st day of Parliament session tomorrow: Congress

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:16 pm

Deeply disappointed by CM Arvind Kejriwal’s opposition to Demonetisation. How can anyone against corruption oppose it?, says former actor Kabir Bedi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:12 pm

Let him tell people about what sacrifices he made? Our Freedom Fighters forsook their family for the nation: Kapil Sibal

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20164:12 pm

The arrogance with which PM spoke in Japan, shows that he is distanced from the hardships of people: Kapil Sibal

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20163:56 pm

Condemning the way demonetisation scheme is being rolled out, Kejriwal also asked the Supreme Court to launch a high-level probe in the policy which he claimed was launched “just to benefit one political party.”

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20163:31 pm

Tomorrow at 1:30 PM CM Mamata Banerjee and leaders of other parties are going to meet President: Derek O’Brien

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20163:16 pm

Old Rs 500/1000 notes allowed in railways, petrol pumps. NHAI exempted. But no exemption for state sector agriculture, co-operatives. Also, there are by-elections on Nov 19. What will EC say about this decision to put indelible on prospective voters? said Mamata Banerjee.

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20163:15 pm

We are not demanding a roll back but proper implementation: Sitaram Yechury

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20163:03 pm

Opposition is trying to criticise demonitisation & to sabotage this exercise because they have more to hide & less to show: Jitendra Singh

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 15, 20163:00 pm

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Shiv Sena also assured us to join tomorrow’s meeting with President over the issue of demonetisation: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

expressguest November 15, 20162:43 pm

Arvind Kejriwal moves resolution in Delhi assembly, urging President to direct Centre to withdraw demonetisation scheme.

expressguest November 15, 20162:33 pm

Condemn the way PM Narendra Modi has chosen to demonetise currency: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

expressguest November 15, 20162:28 pm

The situation is serious; will meet the President tomorrow, no matter what: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

expressguest November 15, 20162:03 pm

No stay on Govt’s move but SC agrees to examine legal validity of notifications; next hearing on Nov 25.

expressguest November 15, 20161:57 pm

SC asks Govt to file an affidavit justifying its notifications & steps it has taken to ensure people have enough liquidity.

expressguest November 15, 20161:56 pm

SC says discontinuing Rs 500, 1000 notes appears to be carpet bombing and not a surgical strike

expressguest November 15, 20161:52 pm

Not everyone who has Rs 500 & 1000 notes can be painted as a hoarder or a person with black money: SC to Govt

expressguest November 15, 20161:52 pm

Supreme Court asks Govt to take steps so that common man doesn’t suffer.

expressguest November 15, 201612:34 pm

Lot of stories in social media; reports of certain institutions going on strike; there is no such thing; please don’t believe it: DEA Secy Das

expressguest November 15, 201612:33 pm

Have enough stock of salts; no reason for temporary surge in price or shortage; supply of essential commodities being closely monitored: DEA Secy Das

expressguest November 15, 201612:33 pm

Special Task Force set up to monitor infusion of fake currency especially in the vulnerable areas: Economic Affairs Secy Shaktikanta Das

expressguest November 15, 201612:32 pm

To solve this problem we have decided to use indelible ink marks, similar to the one used in elections, at cash counters: DEA Secy Shaktikanta Das.

expressguest November 15, 201612:32 pm

Have received reports that many are trying to convert black money into white by sends people in groups to exchange money: DEA Secretary Das.

expressguest November 15, 201612:30 pm

Have been trying to analyse reasons for long queues,it has come to notice that same people are coming again at same places: DEA Secretary Shaktikanta Das

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expressguest November 15, 201611:45 am

ANI reports that the Enforcement Directive and Income Tax department are keeping a close watch on those investing money in gold purchases and foreign currency. They are also reportedly investigating accounts held by farmers, where huge amounts of money have been deposited in short time.

expressguest November 15, 201611:42 am

The government that burdens people will be voted out by the same people: Akhilesh Yadav.

expressguest November 15, 201611:41 am

This government has burdened the people, caused them inconvenience: Akhilesh Yadav.

sabarahman100 November 15, 201611:23 am

JDU’s Sharad Yadav gives notice for suspension of all listed business in Rajya Sabha to discuss “unplanned” demonetisation of 500/1000 notes.

expressguest November 15, 201610:24 am

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah writes to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, requesting him to extend the time limit for the use of old currency till December 30. He also requested him to include private hospitals, diagnostic labs and blood banks to the exempted list.

expressguest November 15, 201610:03 am

We are not going to withdraw this decision. Ready to discuss it in Parliament: Union Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on demonetisation move.

expressguest November 15, 201610:02 am
expressguest November 15, 201610:02 am

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das to brief the media at 11:30 AM today.

expressguest November 15, 201610:01 am

A church in Kochi opened it offering box to those in need of urgent money. Speaking to ANI, the church vicar Jimmy Poochakatt said: “Have lower denomination in our cash box. People in need can take money from there and return whenever they want.”

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expressguest November 15, 20169:59 am

The Supreme Court is expected to heartoday several petitions challenging the government’s order to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.