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
demonetisation, parliament live, lok sabha live, rajya sabha live, narendra modi, currency crisis, congress, trinamool congress, india news Narendra Modi (left) with top cabinet ministers and opposition leaders (right) protesting in front of Parliament

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.

WATCH VIDEO: Demonetisation: Opposition Ups The Ante Against Government

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.

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First Published on: November 23, 2016 11:18 am
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    Kavi
    Nov 23, 2016 at 7:18 am
    There are four major categories of enemies to the nation: 1. The Con Party that looted the country to the core through mega scams like 2G, Coalgate, CWG, National Herald, Agusta, etc., 2. Corrupt Judiciary 3. Terrorists inside and outside the country 4. Corrupt mainstream media terrorists who work for the above three categories.
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      Konwar
      Nov 23, 2016 at 8:35 am
      Mantas cry can be guessed... she has no option to convert her black money. And where ever there is Bengalies lobby and politics has to happen.
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        Satendra kumar
        Nov 23, 2016 at 11:57 am
        Demonetisation word come from oxford dictionary a demon or evil arteries or veins who does not belong to human being.A evil or devil person from other planet who is unhumane.He or She lives in humanity but the soul(atma) does not accept as a human being.
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          Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
          Nov 23, 2016 at 10:25 am
          Govt of sir MODIJI does not give a damm to MUM-TA even she strips naked for the roll over of black money,----80-85% of India has already voted in favour of sir MODIJI,-----she is just waisting her time and tax payers hard earned money,---soon she will just go MUM and loose all her guts and become MUM-TA BE-ENERGY.
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            MyTake
            Nov 23, 2016 at 10:30 am
            Dear Male and Female witches!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is too dificult a task for you to fight BJP!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Because you have come to this point only becasue of one point - demonitisation that has hit you badly and indivdually! You do not have any ideology behind it nor you have any real reason that would benefit the people as to why you are fighting! Your casue, therefore, is very shallow! On the other hand in BJP quite a number of talents have risen up the ladder who are at the top. Your simpleton approach "casue" is simply not strong enough to shake them who who have their individual and different ways to attack you! Take e.g. Dr. Swamy, his way of fighting is not as same as that of PM Modi's! Them take Amit Sha or Rajnath Singh and others! Since they are not produced in a Congressi mould to do yes, sir, yes sir, when they will attack you will not have a clue what is coming at you! Since your coming together is the kick that you got on the back side, you can not really give any proper justification to the people and therefore you are likely to eat the gr when you will get the heat coming fom dififernt directions! Better keep quiet without losing the face further, which by the way you do not have to start with!
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              Rp
              Nov 23, 2016 at 10:38 am
              Normally dogs bark in 2 situations. One is when it sees a thief, it barks. Second is when it is frightened, it barks. The opposition parties barking now and stalling parliment falls in second category They are barking because they are frightened their black money and vote bank will erode. Stupid fighting for survival.
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                Rp
                Nov 23, 2016 at 8:50 am
                PM know how to handle these street dogs
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                  Ajay Punj
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 11:00 am
                  Paid Media had made an ordinary man like kejriwal a cm . Jantar Manter is a place where every day somebody is doing Dharna, Each of these TV vans cost nearly 1lakh per day who pays for these. The news channels can make an ordinary man supermann by showing him on TV for many days. Now I think they are trying to make Mamta that. Otherwise what has mamta done for Bengal . It has gone from Bad to worse.CPIM was bad but Mamtas Bengal is worse. Please don't watch or read these paid media news. I know nearly 60 % of big projects never finish on time or within the money allocated. This is one of the biggest project India has taken. No Wapasi now. Just go through it.
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                    Anup Singh
                    Nov 24, 2016 at 5:53 am
                    Surprising all chors are opposing :)
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                      vijay
                      Nov 23, 2016 at 11:28 am
                      Fact one, 21000 crores have gone in to Janardhan accounts since Nov 8.Majority of it is in west Bengal and Karnataka. Fact two. Mamata vehemently screaming for demonetisation roll back citing suffering of the poor . and How can she reconcile her demand for a rollback and the poor people of her state are being the main beneficiary of this development.lt;br/gt;PS.The most por word, since 8th Nov, used by television reporters is SERPENTINE QUEUE. There is nothing wrong,they are using it again and again like a broken record, it become very boring. May be they should try simple adjectives like very long or pompous word like meandering to qualify the serpentine queue.
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                        Arun
                        Nov 23, 2016 at 11:28 am
                        It is advised Finance Ministry to watch activities of Jan Dhon Yojana Accounts in West Bengal where crores of Rupees are being deposited by account holders after receiving Commission from Black Moneys holders specially received from corrupt Politicians. That is why TMC leaders are more worried if Income Tax authorities inquired all their accounts.Special watch must be kept by CBI or centre Agencies in Malada district of West Bengal where fake notes are brought from stan through Bangladesh, Nepal.It seems TMC Govt is least bother about it for which reasons are well known to all. Mamataji running between Kolkata and Delhi Delhi and Kalkata tirelessly..
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                          ashok s
                          Nov 23, 2016 at 11:40 am
                          Bengali bihari bikhari once they get their dues they will stop dharnas
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                            ashok s
                            Nov 23, 2016 at 11:41 am
                            In my society Jayant sinha is extorting rs 20000 per member . bikhari bihari
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                              ashok s
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 10:52 am
                              In upper house Mr naresh was asking for rs 5000 upgrade so that house can function smoothly .laugh
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                                ashok s
                                Nov 23, 2016 at 8:02 am
                                Its pathetic when you hear opposition speaking against , no technical background, no clearity whether info was leaked or not, baseless allegations, dear opposition grow up or refer I.e comments so that on that basis you can have some sayhow in house
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                                  ashok s
                                  Nov 23, 2016 at 10:59 am
                                  Till sat Sunday they will enjoy in farm houses in and around Delhi with choicest Scotch and kebabs . we poor just have feed ourselves with our own tears
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                                    Dr.Deshpande
                                    Nov 23, 2016 at 10:35 am
                                    Dear Modiji:lt;br/gt;I am a no party commoner but fully endorse your move- a bold step. Opposition has joined the protest. What will happen to their 500 and 1000 Rs notes. If farmers are suffering, they should have been at Jantarmantar. Why these people are shouting?the message is clear. What all those who have back money should is as follows:lt;br/gt;All should bring their money in bags. This includes politicians including corrupt men from BJP, Business community, filimy people, Govt officers, lawyers, builders and many more. First they should go hiji's samadhi and ask for pardon for their wrong doings all these years.lt;br/gt;Those honest politicians.from all the parties should be present.lt;br/gt;Then all the black money of all these people should be burnt in the presence of the corrupt people. This alone will teach them a lesson.lt;br/gt;They are shouting for nothing, and we know all thar. You cannot cheat us long. Modiji is honest person. There are some hardships but we have to accept those for a larger goal. Coorupt people are now afraid of disposing their unaccounted wealth , therefore this Hanagma.lt;br/gt;We , the common people, represent India . They are shedding crocodile tears for poor people and farmers.. Mamtadidi is not corrupt but what about her partymen and some relations?.lt;br/gt;Go ahead Modiji.. You have some sensible honest people with you.lt;br/gt;Professor Ashok Deshpande PhD in Engineering
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                                      Dr.Deshpande
                                      Nov 23, 2016 at 6:20 am
                                      Please do not worry Modiji. Of all the persons Ms. Mayawati is against the excellent taken by you. The country knows her well. Let all the politicians come clean on corruption. Let them state that they have no 500/1000 rupess nots or landed property acquired with black money, Opposition and some of BJP members , in addition to other corrupt fellows are worried.Sir W. Churcill said:lt;br/gt;" This is not the end. Not even beginning of the end. But perhaps end of the beginning" lt;br/gt;Go ahead we all commers are with you. Opposition might try various tricks. Do not worry. We like honest people like you, Kejariwal, Venkayya Naidu, Rajnathsinghji, Suresh Prabhu,Parrikar, Dr, ManMohan ji and a few more. Honesty has nothing to do with party affiliations.lt;br/gt;Please be ware of Maharashtra's deceptive old big politician.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Professor Ashok Deshpande PhD in Engineering
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                                        atish
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 11:43 am
                                        Opposition politicians are jealous due to rise of Narendra Modi.
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                                          atish
                                          Nov 23, 2016 at 11:39 am
                                          See face of Mamata banerjee, how does she look? She is corrupted i think.lt;br/gt;People should oppose opposition.Else later don't say India is a country of corrupted people,so and so,,, Go and stop Mamata Banerjee. how dare she starting a rally in Delhi jantar-Mantar?
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                                            Deshu
                                            Nov 23, 2016 at 8:13 am
                                            The main problem with Mamata Banerjee CM of WB is as how to make black money received from Saradh Chit Fund scam could be used and made White.That is why she ready to have co-operation with CPM which has rejected the offer of TMC.. True color of MB Didi like Arvind Kejriwal has now been seen in Public.She has come to Delhi second time within 8 days. Feeling something fishy.No party in Indian Politics wants to uproot both Black Money and Corruption including AK.
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