Opposition uproar over demonetisation forces both Houses to adjourn once again

Parliament LIVE: The deadlock in both Houses of Parliament has entered the third week with the issue of demonetisation threatening to derail the entire winter session.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2016 7:10 pm
demonetisation, parliament live, narendra modi, lok sabha live, black money, congress, BJP, india news Top ministers in the government made it clear that the prime minister will intervene in the debate on demonetisation if necessary that has been stalled in Rajya Sabha and yet to begin in the Lok Sabha.

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day once again amid opposition uproar over the issue of demonetisation and the Nagrota terror attack. The opposition led by the Congress demanded a discussion on demonetisation followed by voting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the Lok Sabha as it was the day when questions for the Prime Minister’s Office are slated to be raised.

WATCH VIDEO: BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack

Earlier in the day, opposition members walked out of Lok Sabha as their demand for an obituary reference on the soldiers who died in the terror attack on army camp in Jammu was rejected by the Speaker on the grounds that final details were yet to emerge. “I know seven soldiers have been killed…let the complete report come,” Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said. Later, when the opposition members demanded an adjournment motion on demonetisation rushing to the Well of the House, the Speaker adjourned the House.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad demands a statement from Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar on the attack in Nagrota

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Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks to the media on the issue of tributes being paid to Nagrota martyrs

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Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after opposition uproar.

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Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on the issue of paying tributes to Nagrota martyrs

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Arun Jaitley requests Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to initiate immediately the discussion on demonetisation. There is chaos especially on the benches where Congress members are sitting. They are adamant on a debate on the issue followed by voting.

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Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm.

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Leaders of opposition parties stress the fact that people in rural areas are suffering and that a debate on the issue of demonetisation is necessary in Lok Sabha. Trinamool and CPM leaders have spoken.

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Proceedings have begun in the Lok Sabha after the first adjournment. Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge says the Congress wants a discussion and a vote under any rule of Parliament.

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There is heavy exchange of words between BJP ministers and Congress leaders on the terror attack in Nagrota. The attack was the biggest on an Army camp since the September Uri attacks. Sample these statements:

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This is the third week of the winter session of Parliament and both Houses have still not been able to transact any major business. The issue of demonetisation has hung like a dark cloud over the proceedings with the opposition firm on its demand of a statement from prime minister Narendra Modi. The terror attack in Nagrota on Tuesday, in which 7 army men were killed, is also likely to figure in the opposition protests. We bring you all the live updates from both Houses of Parliament as they happen.