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.
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