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

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