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
Kejriwal, Demonetisation, Demonetisation news, arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal news, Narendra Modi, Modi, Modi news, India news Delhi CM Kejriwal speaking in the state assembly on Tuesday. (Source: Twitter/@ANI_news)

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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                    Akhlesh Mathur
                    Nov 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm
                    It's a joke wasting tax payer money for personal gain lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This guy is a mayor of a city and should be sacked
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                      anurag
                      Nov 15, 2016 at 10:37 am
                      to me looks like he has lost all his money and now he is crying modi has taken away his money in name of aam admi.
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                        m v
                        Nov 15, 2016 at 11:39 am
                        Kejriwal is brilliant at attracting attention particularly of media. He is now shedding crocodile tears for common man. The people of Delhi who trusted and voted him to power must be wondering what a great historical ber it was. When he will start functioning as a real chief minister.
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                          Arun
                          Nov 15, 2016 at 11:21 am
                          Indian law says "not one innocent punished let 10 guilty escape" but today it's" punish all ten though one may be guilty ".. Good keep it up all law mekers, enforcers and it's custodians.. Lets crush aspirations of common people to such an extent and push country to anarchy so that individuals mean goals are met..
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                            chandramouli
                            Nov 15, 2016 at 10:56 am
                            I wonder how such politicians strut on the stage
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                              Indian First
                              Nov 15, 2016 at 10:41 am
                              Well done Mr. Kejriwal. You are a genuine deterrent to the Govt of this day.
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                                Binay Mahanta
                                Nov 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                                I don't understand why AAP is opposing demonetisation at this stage. Yes the public is disadvantaged in general. But if the money comes to banks, at least government will get more taxes. So all people will come under the tax bracket. With the current scenario, it's only the ried guys who pay the taxes. AAP should oppose only when they have proof about a scam or if the taxes are not utilised properly.
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                                  Debasis Ray
                                  Nov 15, 2016 at 10:44 am
                                  We all need to ban his face and speech. this kind of people's we must take action to stop or send them to rehabilitation.
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                                    Devendra S
                                    Nov 15, 2016 at 10:57 am
                                    Why does the print media and electronic media give importance to a frustrated kejriwal. He is just not bearable and caused more pain than standing in the que.
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                                      Drparas Jain
                                      Nov 15, 2016 at 12:03 pm
                                      The man is gutsy but a central decision should not be discusses in state embly. government decision is haring people . Hype and sponsored social media are creating a scene as if India has become clean of all black money .Which is not so . They are disbursing Rs 5000 Cr a day and at this rate it will take years to reach to last man .
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                                        Guest4321
                                        Nov 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                                        Delhiites were fooled twice by this guy, I do not think Delhi wants to be fooled again by Ak. Look at his line up of henchmen; THE Ashutosh, Ashish khaitan, Kumar Vishwas, and the other crooks, frauds and criminals that he has gathered around him.
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                                          Guest4321
                                          Nov 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                                          Most Indians have already resolved to kick this and his AAP henchmen out of power asap.
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                                            kamath Ramesh
                                            Nov 15, 2016 at 11:07 am
                                            Ketu will p the resolution declaring himself as PM of world if his resolution has any value.
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