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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                    avinash
                    Nov 25, 2016 at 11:16 am
                    The incompetency of the RBI and the Government machinery is glaring. Even after 15 days ATMS are shut and there is rationing of one's hard earned cash. Maybe there are long term benefits but the lack of planning is self- evident. No amount of trying to justify this or no amount of TV channels trying to prop the policy while justifying the pain will stop what is going to happen. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I only hope that what is being promised really happens. The communists said the same thing and we know what happened to Russia. Today we buy the vegetables from the mandi, , Pani Puri from Pushcarts.cigarettes from a kiosk, Fruits from your vendor who comes home carrying a basket. Now they have to carry a card machine. Is that the way forward. When is this going to happen. Until such time what do we do. Wait for the next week to withdraw 2000 from ATM machine.
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                      Deeply Concerned
                      Nov 25, 2016 at 11:57 am
                      Opposition will do well to highlight Feku's dubious decisions and take it right to the people instead of wasting time in parliament
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                        ASHOK KUMAR
                        Nov 25, 2016 at 9:44 am
                        We are proud of Modiji, who has decided to bring ordinance bringing political funding under RTI.
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                          Sreenivasan
                          Nov 25, 2016 at 11:51 am
                          Parliament is a place for fools and anti nationals to shout at the Speaker or Chairman of the house. Atleast, our Prime Minister believes so.
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                            GIDDY
                            Nov 25, 2016 at 8:04 am
                            4 days back, A maharastra BJP minister's van was caught with 91 lakhs black money.. In Karnataka, Reddy former BJP minister conducted 500 crore lavish marriage.....Modi should first set his own house in order....
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                              GIDDY
                              Nov 25, 2016 at 9:54 am
                              4 days back, A maharastra BJP minister's van was caught with 91 lakhs black money.. In Karnataka, Reddy former BJP minister conducted 500 crore lavish marriage.....Modi should first set his own house in order....
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                                GIDDY
                                Nov 25, 2016 at 8:42 am
                                70 bank queue deaths......pathetic...result of noteban...
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                                  GIDDY
                                  Nov 25, 2016 at 9:55 am
                                  A maharastra BJP minister's van was caught with 91 lakhs black money.. In Karnataka, Reddy former BJP minister conducted 500 crore lavish marriage.....Why Modi is silent about his own partymen?
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                                    GIDDY
                                    Nov 25, 2016 at 9:50 am
                                    Printing defects in 2000 note also.. ON the back side of some of 2000 rs notes, 00, no amount and distorted figure..Bank official refused to accept the notes and asked the people to change them in RBI...shame..
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                                      GIDDY
                                      Nov 25, 2016 at 9:49 am
                                      Reported by media from all parts of India...
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                                        GIDDY
                                        Nov 25, 2016 at 8:49 am
                                        Supreme Court asks Modi Govt "You say that clean-up is your main concern. so why no appointment of Lokpal in 3 yrs???" see, how modi fights corruption....
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                                          GIDDY
                                          Nov 25, 2016 at 9:54 am
                                          will he appoint Lokpal ??? for the last 3 yrs, he did not appoint lokpal...
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                                            Ravi
                                            Nov 25, 2016 at 10:30 am
                                            Rajya Sabha lost it's crdibility most the members are corrupt and rich politicians including Mallya...what value addition to the country..Added currency issue will certainly hurting them than publiclt;br/gt;It's National waste having Rajya Sabha and daily we see boycotts
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