Demonetisation: Opposition to protest outside Parliament on November 23

The first three days of the Parliament Winter Session saw the opposition corner the government on demonetisation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2016 2:24 pm
Opposition members protest in the well of Rajya Sabha during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo) Opposition members protest in the well of Rajya Sabha during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo)

Opposition parties will hold a massive protest outside Parliament on November 23 against the government’s move to demonetise high tender notes. The decision was taken at a meeting of opposition leaders from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. “Opposition parties jointly decided that around 200 MPs will hold dharna in front of Gandhi statue on Wednesday,” said TMC Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien. TMC members also protested outside the Parliament today before House proceedings began.

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Previously, West Bengal Chief Minsiter Mamata Banerjee lead a protest march to Rashtrapati Bhavan, seeking President Pranab Mukherjee’s intervention on the issue. The delegation comprised of members from across party lines, including from the Shiv Sena, an NDA alliance member.

The first three days of the Parliament Winter Session saw the opposition corner the government on demonetisation, with parties demanding suspension of House business and discussing the issue. “Will insist for PM Modi’s presence as the debate on demonetization starts in the Parliament: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI.

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also present at the opposition party meeting. Earlier today, Rahul interacted with people standing in queues outside ATMs in Delhi. He was seen enquiring people about the hardships faced by them following the Centre’s move. He visited ATMs in several areas including Anand Parbat, Zakhira, Inderlok and Jahangirpuri.

 

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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:28 pm
    By april when surgical strike is on real estate, all these filthy rich 5 star Mps with billions of black money will see the power of a govt which is determined to punish the culprits right from independence.........which means 80% congis, rajas, maharajas and balance 20% small fishes, rats, snakes like mamata, Kejri, mulayam, maya etc etc.................if politicians cannot be sincere n truthful, they hv no business to be ruling on us...............
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    Biju Mangalath
    Nov 21, 2016 at 10:36 am
    Hope you protestants yet have lot of those bigger denominations hidden in your cupboards.... right??? Be sure, every singe Indian.... is aware of your motives. We will NOT allow you to eat our country.
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      AJIT
      Nov 21, 2016 at 7:47 am
      Good Job by opposition. dictatorial behavior should be opposed strongly. opposition should now demand change in RBI act so such misuse of act can be controlled. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Govt has no right to stop any one from withdrawing its own money lying in bank account and they do not even have any legislative power to do so it is purely a illegal activity. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You cannot punish the w country because you failed. We gave you the power and you have various agencies to take action against people whom you fill is doing wrong but you have no right to misuse your power and punish the w nation.
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        ashok s
        Nov 21, 2016 at 9:41 am
        Call aykar seva sampark kendra and witness your self . how fool is common man
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          ashok s
          Nov 21, 2016 at 9:46 am
          Hum kab tak yuhi kufiya bandhi ka shikar hogey
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            ashok s
            Nov 21, 2016 at 9:40 am
            I called tax aykar seva ,he said what is black money
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              ashok s
              Nov 21, 2016 at 9:39 am
              No information and helpline setup by govt or tax dept to give info on black money tax evaders clearly signify that govt has alternative motifs. Not serious
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                ashok s
                Nov 21, 2016 at 9:45 am
                Shree pm ji exhausted all money and he had no money left to fight up, Punjab and other election so shah gave a advice to pm to cut wings of opposition who were in power for 70 years . the idea was demonetization . in MBA we learn that if we can't climb higher then better pull the opponent down
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