Demonetisation LIVE: Mamata Banerjee attacks Modi govt at Jantar Mantar rally, Parliament adjourned for the day

Both Houses of Parliament, that convened last week for the winter session, have not been able to transact any major business as it continued to witness repeated disruptions and adjournments due to opposition protests.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 7:11 pm
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With another round of opposition protests over the government’s demonetisation move, both Houses of Parliament adjourned Wednesday without holding a serious debate on the issue. Today is the fifth consecutive day that the Lok Sabha has been washed out without transacting any major business. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu made it clear that the government will not recall the decision to demonetise high-value currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. A united opposition, which has demanded a statement by prime minister Narendra Modi, said it will go for countrywide protests on November 28 in view of the public’s struggle amid the cash crunch.

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PM Modi was present in the Lok Sabha briefly during the Question Hour during which only one question could be taken up for discussion as there was loud sloganeering from the opposition benches.

Earlier today, opposition leaders including Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi held a demonstration in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament. Gandhi claimed the demonetisaion move was the country’s biggest ‘impromptu financial experiment’ and demanded a discussion under adjournment motion. BSP supremo Mayawati also urged President Pranab Mukherjee to summon PM Modi and ask him to resolve the problems faced by public.

HIGHLIGHTS

nishantshekhar1 November 23, 20163:17 pm

Government has lost all the credibility, and if credentials are lost everything is lost: Mamata Banerjee

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I challenge BJP that this time nobody will support their party, even their own workers will abandon them: Mamata Banerjee

nishantshekhar1 November 23, 20163:17 pm

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nishantshekhar1 November 23, 20163:16 pm

This protest is not about election, govt should understand that whatever they did is affecting normal people: Mamata Banerjee

nishantshekhar1 November 23, 20163:16 pm

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaking during protest against demonetisation at Jantar Mantar (Delhi)

Vishnu Varma November 23, 20162:34 pm

Live updates from Parliament end as both Houses have been adjourned till Thursday.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 20162:33 pm

When the storm of protests refused to die down, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien had no choice but adjourn Rajya Sabha till 11 am Thursday.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 20162:30 pm

No question of recalling the decision: Venkaiah Naidu

Vishnu Varma November 23, 20162:27 pm

Ravi Shankar Prasad responds to the opposition protests.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 20162:21 pm

Monetary policy is only the domain of the Reserve Bank of India, says Anand Sharma of the Congress

Vishnu Varma November 23, 20162:18 pm

A discussion on demonetisation proceeding in the Rajya Sabha

The discussion has to be taken to a logic conclusion: Anand Sharma

Constitution has been violated, people cannot take their own money: Sharma

Vishnu Varma November 23, 20161:16 pm

Reports of JDU leader Sharad Yadav joining the Mamata protest at Jantar Mantar.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201612:51 pm

Mamata Banerjee is holding a dharna at Jantar Mantar against the demonetisation move of the government.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201612:47 pm

ALERT: Yet again, Lok Sabha has been adjourned following opposition protests. This is the sixth day when the Lok Sabha has been forced to adjourn without any major business being transacted.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201612:20 pm

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has been adjourned.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201612:18 pm

People want a debate in House. They want the Parliament to function. Let the discussion proceed in the House. We will always work in the interest of people: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu in Lok Sabha

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201612:10 pm

There are various ways in which the House can take up the issue for consideration: BJD MP

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201612:09 pm

Whatever the rule is, there should be a discussion, TRS MP tells Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201612:06 pm

Leaders of opposition parties are making short statements on the demonetisation discussion.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201611:29 am

After Rahul Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati speaks to the media

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201611:28 am

ALERT: Rajya Sabha has its first adjournment – till 12 NOON

And, leaders of opposition parties have met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in a bid to end Lok Sabha deadlock.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201611:27 am

Why isn’t he coming, asks Rahul in reference to the Prime Minister. He says the decision to demonetise the high-value currency notes was not of the Finance Minister, but planned by PM Modi.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201611:26 am

This is the biggest impromptu financial experiment, says Rahul Gandhi

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201611:25 am

Earlier today, leaders of opposition parties united in protest in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament complex against the demonetisation decision of the government. They want PM Modi to speak on the issue.

Vishnu Varma November 23, 201611:22 am

Welcome to the live blog where we give all the latest updates from both inside and outside Parliament on the crisis that demonetisation has brought.