Demonetisation: Opposition calls for countrywide protest on November 28

Earlier today, Opposition party MPs gathered at Mahatma Gandhi's statue outside Parliament and marched together after linking their arms to form a human chain.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 2:16 pm

 

opposition1 Earlier today, Opposition party MPs gathered at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside Parliament and marched together after linking their arms to form a human chain. (file photo)

Opposition parties Wednesday called for a countrywide protest on November 28 against the cash crunch faced by the public. Earlier in the morning, Opposition party MPs gathered at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside Parliament and marched together after linking their arms to form a human chain. Day five of the Lok Sabha was again a washout with the Opposition refusing to let the House function. The demand for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the debate over demonetisation still remains high on Opposition agenda. Calling demonetisation the country’s biggest impromptu financial experiment, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said his party wants the debate to be conducted under adjournment motion, which effectively suspends House business. “Congress party wants the debate under adjournment motion, question is are we being allowed to speak?” he said.

He claimed that the party MPs were not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha. “Speaker refusing to give us debate; Question is not whether PM sits there, question is-are we being allowed to speak?We aren’t,” Rahul said.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu countered the charge saying that it was instead the Opposition who was not allowing discussion in the House. “Opposition is not allowing discussion in the house by creating uproar. On the contrary, they are putting blame on government,” Naidu said. Blaming the Oppositon for overlooking the “public’s mood”, Naidu added that poor people want demonetisation to be a success and see Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their “messiah”.

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, BSP supremo Mayawati urged President Pranab Mukherjee to summon PM Modi and ask him to resolve the problems faced by public. “I urge President to summon PM and ask him to take measures to solve the problems faced by people post demonetisation move,” she said.

She also questioned the continued absence of PM Modi from the Parliament. “I want to ask PM why is he so afraid when he feels that he had done good work (Main poochna chahti hoon PM se ki agar unhone itna acha kaam kiya hai to vo ghabra kyu rahe hain?),” Mayawati said.

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    Hemant Kumar
    Nov 23, 2016 at 9:55 am
    They love their chairs more than country. Demonetization is the tailor, the picture is yet to come. It is shameful for these traitors to show their nakedness in the public when the step is for the welfare of the country and there is no room for criticism. The govt. is trying its best to ameliorate the condition of the poor and help the public inconvenience by daily tweaking the withdrawal limits/ policies for the public/ banks. These people have trampled on the rights of the poor. Most political parties are true copies of one another in raping India. BJP and Modi have changed the politicalscape and rules of the game.
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      Onkar Singh
      Nov 24, 2016 at 7:18 am
      EPW has written about the bribe received by Modi as CM of Gujarat from 2 business houses,how do you expect a corrupt politician to eradicate black money?
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        Onkar Singh
        Nov 24, 2016 at 7:07 am
        Has the condition of the poor in Gujarat under Modi's leadership for more than 12years improved? Human Index indices of Gujarat under him were very low,please remember!!
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          Onkar Singh
          Nov 24, 2016 at 7:20 am
          Let there be state funding for elections and debar criminals from contesting,you will find honest persons leading the country!!
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            Onkar Singh
            Nov 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm
            Modi has derived a political advantage because after BJP party and it's people and crony capitalist friends had finished exchanging their own money,h e announced demonetization!! This is evident from news available in print media,for example,Bjp party deposited Rs.3 crores in notes which have been demonetized,and Rs.1crore on the day demonetization was done.Bjp MLA has said that the Ambanis and Adanis knew.And if any one is alert to the way our elections are conducted.We all know Black Money is pumped into election campaign.When people in the country are facing a crunch in withdrawal of their own money,banks declaring their is no cash with them,from where is money coming from to stage Modi's rallies in UP?And in these rallies he is boasting about demonetization.Modi has derived a political advantage by demonetizing by putting his opponents at a disadvantaged position when they can't use the old currency in the forthcoming elections.And BJP and its crony capitalist friends can spend as much as they want to spend.This is the crux of the matter.And he is a shameless fellow in that in order to gain political advantage he has thrown the country and the poor into a chaos in the name of fighting black money.No it's not black money.He if fighting his political opponents,by putting them to a position of disadvantage where they will not be in a position to spend as much money as the BJP party can spend.This is what I see as a common man,who doesn't have inclination towards a particular ideology or party.Why does he (Modi) not begin with his party,by bringing funding of political parties under RTI ! Punish Adani in the money laundering case.Announce state funding for elections.Debar criminal from reaching the Parliament and the embly.Then we will know he is fighting black money,not before that.
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              Onkar Singh
              Nov 24, 2016 at 7:24 am
              Modi stands for dividing,any act or speech which indicates he is a unifying factor! None.You are naive.
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                CommonMan
                Nov 23, 2016 at 12:42 pm
                Venkaiah Naidu said "PM aiming for Cashless Economy". lt;br/gt;Thanks to this PM, we already have Cashless Economy - No cash in ATMs,lt;br/gt;No cash in Banks, No cash in Farmers hands, No cash in poor peoples hands !!lt;br/gt;This is his version of "Cashless Economy" !!
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                  Dinakaran
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm
                  Atleast he was not posting negative messages in a fake name, you ashamed to show yourself or what?. What are you hiding?.
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