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.

WATCH VIDEO: Here’s What The Leader Of Bank Officers’ Union Said Over Demonetisation

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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                    Dash
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm
                    United for corruption....The era of these corrupt,selfish politicians is gone. These Bombta Banos,Pappus,Khujliwals have been exposed thoroughly. Indians wan to progress but these traitors don't want that. These traitors don't undertand the asoirations of young Indians. They will again bite the dust.
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                      NArayan
                      Nov 21, 2016 at 10:11 am
                      I suggest the protesting MPs should eat a lot in the morning, then go an indefinite hunger strike until 6PM in the evening.lt;br/gt;This will teach a lesson or 2...
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                        NArayan
                        Nov 21, 2016 at 10:11 am
                        I suggest the protesting MPs should eat a lot in the morning, then go an indefinite hunger strike until 6PM in the evening.lt;br/gt;This will teach a lesson or 2...
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                          h k
                          Nov 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm
                          modiji and arun jaitley do not know anything about the indian economy. they have no idea what will happen to the economy if there is a cash crunch. modi has to quit. arun jaitley has to quit. opposition should not hesitate to act fast and bring down the government. baba ramdev economics at work. total fools. opposition do not worry. president will do what is good for country if government falls. you just go to the streets and protest protest protest. fight for the poor and the wage earners
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                            h k
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 12:16 am
                            roll back is the only option. Opposition do not waste time. the economy could collapse. modi should quit. arun jaitely should quit. rbi governor should quit. opposiiton should demand a roll back. the entire economy has come to a halt. they are a bunch of jokers. modi is the biggest dramatist. who cares for his speeches. he wants country to make sacrifice. let him quit and sacrifice. Demand a roll back. the situation is grave.
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                              Ashok Mazumdar
                              Nov 21, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                              Demonitised Cash is Useful to Count and call it Black Money.lt;br/gt;This iz truly good.
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                                Ashok Mazumdar
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm
                                Just Wait, the Educated Unclipped Supreme Court is there to Teach the Illeterates, what it means to destroy an Economy. The Loud Mouth MORONs have to go. Threatening Citizens with dire consequences ! Never Heard.
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                                  S Subramaniam
                                  Nov 21, 2016 at 11:26 am
                                  When Government servant resorts to strike the "no work no pay", law is slapped. Why similar provisions are not being extended to MPs? Besides, the pensionary benefits should be denied to them because civilians get their pension after rendering minimum service. The existing pensionary benefits are not applicable to civilians joining service on or after 01jan 2004
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                                    desai
                                    Nov 21, 2016 at 6:34 pm
                                    opposition is full of corrupts,criminals,selfish and ignorant people..they need to be jailed..for going against country's well being..deshdrohis..
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                                      Parth Garg
                                      Nov 21, 2016 at 8:34 am
                                      The PM promised 'Less government, more governance'. After more than two years it is just reverse. Every day there is is change in policy involving common man and every day a fresh threat of Penalty, Fine and Prosecution even for minor infraction. Great Democratic Circus.
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                                        Rajeev
                                        Nov 21, 2016 at 10:56 am
                                        During the Process the Economy is finished as it is heading for Crash Landing and GDP would would become half Guys out side India wont believe Indian Rupee any more and never invest in India and whether the Black Money would really come no one know. Further the next cycle start for next demonetisation
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                                          Vihari Naidu
                                          Nov 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                                          Better chances of finding Modi ji, than inside parliament.
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                                            Prem Silhi
                                            Nov 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm
                                            If you are your father's son, come back here and tell us what book of rule guided "Parliamentary democracy" during the last seven decades?
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