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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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    Mamata needs psychiatric treatment. If one terrorist has entered in a airport, the police will frisk the w airport, all pengers may be millions to nab. What logic are you giving. In that 1 % if TMC is involved, then TMC will make maximum noise. If there are difficulties, then let them be addressed. State govt also has resp of implementing and reducing people's hardship, instead she is spending time in going to delhi, wasting her time in denouncing the measure................ic to say the least. Looks like her scam money is now toilet paper?? Is that the reason.?
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      Archna
      Nov 15, 2016 at 5:13 am
      PLEASE STOP SPREADING PANIC IS BIG REQUEST TO MEDIA BOTH WRITTEN AND ELECTRONIC. SPEAR HEAD IN SPREADING PANIC IS INDIAN EXPRESS/NDTV and CNN.
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        Hemant
        Nov 15, 2016 at 4:55 am
        These are never ending queues when the potion of country is so huge and people being so poor so they cannot leave a single Rs 500 Note uncashed.
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          Jay
          Nov 15, 2016 at 7:22 am
          Black money holders, Corrupt netas, and mega Corrupt Party - all are shocked now. The Italian mafia family party leaders are the worst affected, although the Madam is slightly less worried because she has already transferred the loots to Italy and other foreign countries. The most Criminal and Communal Parties - who wear the mask of secularism to indulge in corruption and criminal activities - are in a state of fix, as the money they stacked for elections are now worth less than toilet paper. The nation is grateful and thankful to Modi for the steps taken to curb black money.
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            Jayo khan
            Nov 15, 2016 at 9:08 am
            Can apex court my case to govt . in a society that is not even formed goons residing are asking for 10 k donations for what. Goons are Ner sondhe, Jayant sinha, uday kantak, nissar, khan call telephone no 02228557777
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              Jayo khan
              Nov 15, 2016 at 9:05 am
              Welcome carpets to builders, jewellers and services providers. Apex court don't has enough teeth against govt.
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                Kadiyala Subrahmanyam
                Nov 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm
                May God prevail over AK and give him some Wisdom......lt;br/gt;He doesn't care for Delhi's issues and interested only in foul mouthing PM.lt;br/gt;May better sense prevail over Delhiites and revolt against him
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                  Satendra kumar
                  Nov 15, 2016 at 5:48 am
                  Demonstrators kadak like my chai a good poverb by Modi government.The ordinary must enjoying for a while lets see the punters are winner or looser for ordinary Indian or common voter have own judgment.Let's see no corruption theme.
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                    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                    Nov 15, 2016 at 7:50 am
                    Sir MODIJI will defeat black money corruption from the roots,---next target is illegal property dealing real estates,----and I swear to god ROBBER_T VASDRA son in law of queen bar dancer will be on the docks only if he hasn't fled the country already.
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                      Navanathan
                      Nov 15, 2016 at 7:49 am
                      In Kashmir, the paid stone pelters, paid terrorists, and paid separatists - all have become silent now. Whatever 500 or 1000 notes they received from stan Agents have all become worthless. Hope the Paid media also stops its anti-national coverage.
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                        Sanjay Srivastva
                        Nov 15, 2016 at 5:24 am
                        Is this Demonetisation or Demonisation of weak and vulnerable who survive on daily earning which has completely stopped.
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                          SubbuI
                          Nov 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                          MR MODI IS ALLWAYS RIGHT.MODI IS THE SAVIOR OF POOR AND DOWN RODDEN AND HE WILL ERACE CORRUPTION COMPLETELY FROM INDIA. WHEN HE TALKS IN MEETING LACKS OF PEOPLE BELEIVE HIM AND HE CA NOT MAKE MISTAKES. THE PEOPLE WHO QUESTION HIM OR DOUBTS HIM ARE ANTI NATIONAL.NON PATRIOTS.AND SUPPORTERS OF TERRORISM AND STHAN. THAT IS OPENION BEING CREATED AND WHO IS DOING THIS IA ALMOST SUCCESS FULLY ACHEIVING THEIR AIM TODAYlt;br/gt;DOES IT NOT LOOK SIMILAR TO GERMANY 1930-32-34-WHEN HITLER WAS BUILDING HIS GOAL THE THIRD REICH?lt;br/gt;YES. VERY MUCH LIKE THE SAME.IT IS VERY FRIGHTENING, THEN TOO EDUCATED MIDDLE CL GERMANS TRUSTED AND BELEIVED THE DICTATORlt;br/gt;JEWS BITING HELPED THENDIA IS IN VERY STRANGE SITUATION.GOD SAVE INDIA
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                            Vinayak
                            Nov 15, 2016 at 7:38 am
                            The Corrupt media is trying to exaggerate common mans temporary inconvenience to protect their masters corrupt wealth. The Corrupt and Criminal Parties are working out strategy to disturb the Parliament on the demonitisation issue. People are watching. The paid trolls of the mega Corrupt Party are posting comments here, falsely stating that "Public" are opposed to the government move. When they say "Public", what they really mean is their corrupt bosses and terrorists, as the Italian mafia lady led Corrupt Party only serves for terrorists, anti-nationals and criminals.
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                              VB
                              Nov 15, 2016 at 5:15 am
                              What Modi and dumbazz brahmin dogvisors thought is "Anyways 80% of the potion is i emplo. Let them stand in line".lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ONLY A BRAHMIN SCOUNDRELs LIKE SoBrahMINION Swamy and Arvid SoBrahMINION can think like that
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                                Zas
                                Nov 15, 2016 at 9:01 am
                                NO Poblm catching BM holders but common man is in pain govt bst knows BM holders they are letting them to go and trouble common ppl as shw the process. Big fishes moved to ocean when they dried the lake and let common people suffer
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                                  Roger That
                                  Nov 15, 2016 at 9:10 am
                                  INDIA HAS BEEN STANDING inTHE QUE FOR 65 YEARS, in India and in the world.This is the first step to move ahead in the Que and vested interests don't want thatdia will march on.This is done.Even SC has refused the PIL.You can make as much as noise you can but this mission will be completed.
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                                    Roger That
                                    Nov 15, 2016 at 7:40 am
                                    Just hang on guys, U-Turn is just right at the corner.....
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                                      Roger That
                                      Nov 15, 2016 at 8:49 am
                                      Modi is a chor
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                                        Roger That
                                        Nov 15, 2016 at 7:14 am
                                        Stop the 24x7 coverage, panic among the mes will reduce.
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                                          Chand
                                          Nov 15, 2016 at 10:28 am
                                          Kejriwal is still not a national leader though he manages to get undue nation wide publicity being in the capital. His performance as Delhi Chief Minister has been quite average and for most problems facing the state he tries to pin the blame on others. It's time for Kejriwal to stop being a political activist and start delivering on the promises he made to the people in Delhi. The country badly needs to get black money out from the system and publicity loving leaders like Kejriwal should overcome political differences to support a good cause.
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                                            Raja
                                            Nov 15, 2016 at 8:59 am
                                            The headline was false and misleading. SC said govt calls it surgical strike against black money but Sibal terms it as carpet bombing against common men.
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