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.

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    Vini
    Nov 15, 2016 at 11:02 am
    Khujliwala is in pain. Cant bear his loss.
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      Baba Akshay
      Nov 17, 2016 at 6:19 am
      Koi is ko maro !!
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        Chander Pal
        Nov 15, 2016 at 9:47 am
        That is the real reason that iconic founders like Anna, Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan, Yogendera Yadav, Commodore (ex Navy) have left AAP. the ultra nagativity of A K is so annoying. Now is there any difference between AAP and other family controlled known corrupt political parties.
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          r
          Nov 15, 2016 at 12:18 pm
          It's a master stroke of Mr. Modi. Now corrupt people like Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Mulayam and Mayawati will feel the heat. Hopefully, there will be no more Vyapams, 2Gs, Coalgate etc.
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            Roger That
            Nov 15, 2016 at 12:12 pm
            Just to hog the lime light he called the emergency embly session, almost all MLAs are from AAP only, he could have called a separate meeting in his lavish bungalow and saved tax payers money....
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              Roger That
              Nov 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm
              Mark my words this is coming in Power in Punjab just like Brexit and Trump...
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                Hindureader
                Nov 15, 2016 at 11:44 am
                You didn't mention the allegations of bribe taken by Modi (from Birla) levelled by Kejriwal in the embly today
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                  adag
                  Nov 15, 2016 at 11:52 am
                  He is always there to criticise. I was an avid supporter of Kejriwal but it seems power has corrupted his mind. He fails to understand that like people of Delhi have elected him as Chief Minister, the same people of India have elected Mr. Modi as the prime minister of the country. When BJP MLA opposes him, he throws him out of embly and when he speaks without any facts then he expects democracy to prevail.
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