Arvind Kejriwal moves resolution in Delhi Assembly against ‘draconian’ demonetisation

The Delhi Assembly session comes amid the Centre receiving scathing backlash from Opposition parties.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2016 11:45 am
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Delhi government convened a special assembly session over the demonetisation issue on Tuesday where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal moved a resolution,  urging President Pranab Mukherjee to revoke the “draconian scheme which is causing huge inconvenience to people for no fault of their own”. Condemning the way demonetisation scheme is being rolled out, Kejriwal also asked the Supreme Court to launch a high-level probe into the policy, which,  he claimed, was launched “just to benefit one political party.”

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The decision to hold an emergency assembly session was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Monday. Briefing reporters, CM Kejriwal said the state government has also decided to deploy its civil defence volunteers near ATMs and bank branches in Delhi to help the people in queues.

Cities across India have witnessed serpentine queues for a week now, ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination notes in circulation on November 8. Apart from AAP, other opposition parties have also slammed the government.