Demonetisation highlights: House adjourned as Opposition demands PM Modi to be present

On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha saw impassioned speeches from the opposition through former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and TMC leader Derek O'Brien.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2016 5:51 pm
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Pandemonium continued in Rajya Sabha on Friday as Opposition parties remained adamant demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence and respond to the demonetisation move on the floor of the House. They also wanted the PM to tender an apology over his remark that Opposition “favoured black money.  The PM is, however, in Punjab’s Bathinda district where he laid the foundation stone for AIIMS.

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Soon after a book release function at Parliament House Annexe this morning, Modi left for Sri Anandpur Sahib in Rupanagar district to attend an event to mark the 350th birth anniversary of tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. He is addressing a rally as of now.

demonetisation, narendra modi, rajya sabha live updates, rajya sabha live, demonetisation debate, congress, rajya sabha opposition, india news, live news Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the foundation stone laying ceremony for AIIMS in Bathinda. (ANI)

On Thursday, Modi was present in the House when former prime minister Manmohan Singh spoke on demonetisation. He, though, did not respond during the debate. Taking part in the debate, Manmohan Singh had slammed the government over the manner the demonetisation was implemented.

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    Jay
    Nov 25, 2016 at 7:13 am
    The Prime Minsiter is daily meeting people, and appraising of the government initiatives. He is elected people PM and the head of majority party in Lokh Sabha. The Corrupt Parties are shouting in the Upper House, which has members not elected by people. PM should not waste his time answering the barking of the bullies, whose real worry is their looted wealth has become worthless now.
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      Kavitha
      Nov 25, 2016 at 6:41 am
      The Italian mafia lady led Corrupt Party used its figurehead - soft faced economist turned mafia leader - to utter nonsense in the house, criticising the government move on curbing black money. No takers for his "expert" comments. The mafia party used Kerji mulla to make wild allegations. No takers for his allegations. Both have gone hiding now. They have also used the Corrupt judiciary to make loud mouth remarks to instigate riots. People overwhelmingly supported government move to curb black money. The Italian mafia lady led Corrupt Party thieves are really frustrated. Common man will be happy if these thieves are caught and put in jail permanently.
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        Navan
        Nov 25, 2016 at 6:50 am
        The looters of 2G, Coalgate, CWG, National Herald, Augutha, etc., are in a big shock because part of their ill gotten wealth in cash has become worthless now. They can no longer use the agents to exchange their old money. If they use their supporters to deposit money in the bank, they will be caught again, as the government is planning to impose 60 percent tax on such deposits, which do not have proper explanations. All thieves are frustrated, that is why they are shouting and blocking the functioning of the house.
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        Yogesh
        Nov 25, 2016 at 9:17 am
        Great move by Modi - truly cleaning up the corrupt
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          AN
          Nov 25, 2016 at 11:17 am
          I wish the government would dock the pays of ALL these so called MPs who waste public time and money so-called-brewing -storm instead of ping bills.
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            Rajesh
            Nov 25, 2016 at 6:16 am
            CHOR MACHAYE SHOR
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              ashok s
              Nov 25, 2016 at 7:19 am
              What a stupidity it is. Info was leaked offices of builders were closed few days earlier and we're not responding to customers calls. I challenge that can govt check with ostwal builders in Mira road.
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                ashok s
                Nov 25, 2016 at 7:20 am
                What he is doing in batinda . waste of public money
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