Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day over demonetisation, opposition unrelenting in protests

Demonetisation LIVE: The BJP has issued directions to all its members in the Rajya Sabha to be present for proceedings starting Monday as the party lacks a majority in the House.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2016 4:35 pm
demonetisation, parliament live, lok sabha live, rajya sabha live, narendra modi, congress, black money, old rs 500 note, old rs 1000 note, new rs 2000 note The two Houses of Parliament descended into chaos once again as the opposition protested over the Centre’s demonetisation move (File Photo)

The proceedings in the Lok Sabha were disrupted for the fourth consecutive day as the opposition demanded a discussion on demonetisation followed by a vote. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government was ready for a discussion under Rule 193 that does not involve voting or adopting a resolution, but the opposition did not agree. The House was adjourned twice as members of the Congress and other opposition parties trooped into the Well and raised slogans against the government. They also demanded a statement by the Prime Minister in the House on the problems faced by people after the government’s demonetisation move.

The opposition also wants the government to form a joint parliamentary committee to probe allegations that information regarding the demonetisation decision was leaked selectively to BJP leaders. The government has strongly refuted those allegations. The BJP has also issued directions to all its members in the Rajya Sabha to be present for proceedings starting Monday as the party lacks a majority in the House.


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  1. J
    Nov 21, 2016 at 8:03 am
    The Corrupt Mainstream Media, and the Italian mafia Party thieves - who looted the country to the core through mega scams like 2G, Coalgate, CWG, National Herald, Agusta, etc., - are trying their best to sabotage the government move to curb black money. They deliberately spread misinformation ad panic among public. Since they have totally lost the public confidence, they are spending whatever is left with Kerjiwal, whose credibility is now all time low.
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      Satendra kumar
      Nov 21, 2016 at 7:33 am
      Opposition member of Parliament has a right whatever to do within legal framework of the consution.The Indian consitution gives it's members the legal availability all the resources and chances for constructive procedures not for distruption but needs to show the betterment for common Indian people and voters.
      1. M
        Nov 21, 2016 at 6:42 am
        PM Modi already gave the statement. He asked for 50 days cooperation!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What more they want? people will take care of them when the time comes!
        1. V
          Nov 21, 2016 at 10:13 am
          Pappu hi forgot how the biggest farmer loan waver scheme was conceived in a public rally in UP, with informal discussion between Mummy, Pappu and Chiddu, the great economic expert of UPA.
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            Abhijit Bhattacharya
            Nov 21, 2016 at 7:00 am
            Demonetization is a good move. Vijay Mallya has twitted and retwitted so many times supporting this bold move of Modi. LOL
            1. M
              Nov 21, 2016 at 7:44 am
              He is just attaching something to show it is 56" wait evening he will go to street meeting and show is 56"
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              Gora Chatterjee
              Nov 21, 2016 at 7:06 am
              Our PM hardly attends Parliament session. Dr. Manmohon Singh regularly attended Parliament.
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                Gora Chatterjee
                Nov 21, 2016 at 7:03 am
                Prime Minister is the elected Member of Parliament.Demonetisation is a very important subject for the people of India. Whether it works or not, it will have a profound impact on the lives of the countrymen. Opposition members may demand a statement from him inside parliament and PM should make one. Merely a statement thru. media is not sufficient. We cannot not depend on individual perception of Modiji.
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