JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, FM Arun Jaitley exchange barbs in Rajya Sabha

Yadav said it was unprecedented that there was no obituary reference for the seven army personnel including two senior officers killed in terrorist attack at Nagrota armybase near Jammu.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2016 7:07 pm
jaitley-sharad Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav. (File)

Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today exchanged sharp barbs in the Rajya Sabha over the demonetisation issue as the Opposition stalled the pre-noon proceedings.

The incident happened when members of the Congress, TMC, BSP and SP created a ruckus over their demand that the House mourn the killing of 25 armymen since surgical strikes and deaths of 82 persons in post-demonetisation hardships.

WATCH VIDEO: BJP, Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Nagrota Attack

Yadav said it was unprecedented that there was no obituary reference for the seven army personnel including two senior officers killed in terrorist attack at Nagrota armybase near Jammu yesterday. As he also raised death of “nearly 90 persons” in post-demonetisation hardships, Jaitley retorted that he should first discuss demonetisation within his party and find “if it is agreeable” with the ban on 500 and 1000 rupee notes or not.

His remark was apparent reference to JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar supporting demonetisation.

“We are not against demonetisation. We are against the restrictions that have been placed (on withdrawals from own accounts),” Yadav shot back.

The JD(U) leader then went on to ask if Prime Minister Narendra Modi was with him or not.

“Is your Prime Minister with you? Is he listening to you,” he asked.

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    ak dev
    Nov 30, 2016 at 8:16 am
    Is JD(U) chief so stupid that he can't understand the significance of limits on withdrawing cash? His real aim is to allow him to convert the black cash he may have.
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      ashok s
      Nov 30, 2016 at 9:44 am
      If any one chewing tobacco in Parliament should be shown doors . s all chewing tobacco
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        ashok s
        Nov 30, 2016 at 9:43 am
        Just coverup of rail accident. Nitish and goons are or where responsible for fiasco and to escape nitish changed its tone. S of b
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          Deshu
          Nov 30, 2016 at 8:46 am
          Nitish Kumar was the one man show in Party when he was with NDA and then Sharad Yadav was dummy President of JDU but sooner JDU joined RJD the value of Sharad Yadav was increased with help Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav but value of Nitish Kumar came down.Achhe din for Sharad Yadav only
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            Deshu
            Nov 30, 2016 at 8:39 am
            Nitish Kumar was one the man show in Party when he was with NDA and then Sharad Yadav was dummy President of JDU but sooner JDU joined RJD the value of Sharad Yadav was increased with help Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav but value of Nitish Kumar came down.Achhe din for Sharad Yadav only
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              Chirayu
              Nov 30, 2016 at 8:02 am
              JDU is a party which cant even win in bihar without support of either bjp or rjd congress. So they will always act like an enemy of one either lalu or bjp to save thr existence. They r playing pity politics by joining hands with corrupt people like lalu n congress but are shamelessly claiming that they are ethical. They can do anything for power
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                SATISH
                Nov 30, 2016 at 9:32 am
                This opposition is full of crooks. This Sharad Yadav is a chamcha of Congress. Not sure why he is still in politics? that too in JD-U. Nitish kumar says he supports Demonetization. This useless chap sides with congress. In India, Opposition parties are just opportunits. They don't really have any credibility to represent the region they elected
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                  IVAR
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 8:10 am
                  Ahem! Arun Jaitley is leader of opposition?
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                    S Subramaniam
                    Nov 30, 2016 at 9:35 am
                    I am not surprised at JD (U) leaders comments. Even Congress VP addresses Narendra Modiji as BJPs Prime Minister . Besides, TMC leader addresses the Narendra Modiji as "PERSON", and not Prime Minister.
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                      john michael
                      Nov 30, 2016 at 8:19 am
                      jaitly is an arrogant man..... and should not listen to anyone.... but for sure he fears subramani swamy.
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                        Razi
                        Nov 30, 2016 at 9:42 am
                        Here Mr.Sharad Yadav is right “We are not against demonetisation. We are against the restrictions that have been placed (on withdrawals from own accounts),” Yadav shot back. As RBI has failed to provide Rs.500 and 100 notes to the states.
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                          Parth Garg
                          Nov 30, 2016 at 8:10 am
                          The problem with Jaitley is that he is not open to any opposition whatsoever. This is sheer autocracy.
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                            Vihari Naidu
                            Nov 30, 2016 at 9:52 am
                            Sad to see these self proclaimed nationalists don't have time to mourn the death of martyrs in the parliament.
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                              Srikk
                              Nov 30, 2016 at 9:13 am
                              “Is your Prime Minister with you? Is he listening to you,” lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Is he not the prime minister of the country like MMS or Indira or others..? The old man should retire.
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                                taqi Golandaz
                                Nov 30, 2016 at 9:45 am
                                taqi Write a comment...bhakt were saying afet the announcement of demonetisation the terror attacks had stopped now what happened just in Jammu and Kashmir was a friendly attack or the system failure , Intelligence failure , The country wants to know when this killings of our soldiers are gonna stop... and you people sitting there in the Parliament just wasting time .. and money . whose money it is its the people s money ..This is the biggest mistake one would be thinking who voted for this govt .. very sad for the jawaans of dis nation who lost their live fighting for us .. hats of to you guys ..lt;br/gt;..Jai Hind and Jai jawaan
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                                  Viki
                                  Nov 30, 2016 at 8:50 am
                                  Come on IE accept the reality of Narendra Modi being the PM of this great nation. I know it is hard for you guys.😁😁
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                                    V.V.Chandrasekaran
                                    Dec 1, 2016 at 1:16 am
                                    Irresponsible ministers never respond properly to any questions,only reply with unnecessary questions.Only doing things for publicity and propaa.Why not reference to the soldiers and people who lost their lives due to demonetization just to avoid recording the utter failure of the government of not managing properly the post demonetization situation.
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