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.

HIGHLIGHTS

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. K
    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.
    Reply
    1. K
      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.
      Reply
      1. S
        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.
        Reply
        1. M
          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.
          Reply
          1. M
            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!
            Reply
            1. R
              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.
              Reply
              1. R
                Rp
                Nov 23, 2016 at 8:50 am
                PM know how to handle these street dogs
                Reply
                1. A
                  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.
                  Reply
                  1. Load More Comments