Ghulam Nabi Azad compares alleged deaths over demonetisation to those who died in Uri

Azad accused the government of burdening the public with "wrong policy", and said that the deaths due to demonetisation are higher those who died in the Uri terror attack.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 17, 2016 6:03 pm
New Delhi: Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha on the opening of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo / TV GRAB (PTI11_16_2016_000353A) Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks in the Rajya Sabha on the opening of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Opposition parties Thursday repeatedly disrupted the Parliament, demanding the Speaker to suspend all House business and open the floor for debate on the demonetisation move. Rajya Sabha witnessed unprecedented scenes with Opposition leaders surrounding the Well in protest against the government’s decision to discontinue old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned  till tomorrow. Amid the ruckus, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the proceedings and threatened to not let the House function until he arrives. “Till the PM comes to the house for discussion we will not let the house function,” Azad said.

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There was a war of words between Azad and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on the alleged deaths due to demonetisation. Azad accused the government of burdening the public with “wrong policy” and said that the deaths due to demonetisation are higher those who died in the Uri terror attack. “Pakistani terrorists did not kill even half of our people in Uri than those who have died due to Govt’s wrong policy,” he said. Naidu shot back saying that Azad was insulting the nation by making such comments and must apologise. “Leader of Opposition is insulting nation by making such remarks, by comparing this with Pakistan terror attacks, should apologise,” Naidu said.

Azad also took a dig at former Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa for attending Gali Janardhan Reddy daughter’s multi-crore wedding and PM Modi for his surprise Pakistan visit in 2015. “You (BJP) attend marriages and functions in Pakistan and lay out red carpets for them, and you are saying this to us?,” Azad hit back.

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    Shamit
    Nov 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm
    Public is extremely angry. If they have 98% support as claimed by feku bhagats, then they should dissolve the parliament and call fresh elections. Much better for them.
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      Tinku
      Nov 17, 2016 at 11:36 am
      Sonu who comments here regurarly is a paid andh bhakt of modi.
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        SubbuI
        Nov 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm
        SOOOOOOOOOOO WHAT? FOR OUR GREAT LEADER MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE AND COMMIT SUCIDE TOO. OUR GOD MODI IS THE ULTMATE SAVIOUR OF HINDIANS. WHO EVER SPEAKS OR ASK QUESTIONS ARE ANTI NATIONAL AND RATIONALIST.WHAT IS 35 USELESS OLD PEOPLE AND COWARDS COMPARING TO OUR NATION BUILDER DREAMS FOR INDIA TO MAKE IT COMPLETELY HINDU NATION.ALL THIS SMALL STEPS AS DEMONETISATION AND PLASTC MONEY USAGE ARE FOR HINDIANS WELFARE ONLY.GULAM NABI AND OTHER OPPOSITION LEADERS MUST BE PUT IN BHOPAL JAIL AND SHIVRAJ CHOUHAN TO BE TOLD TO ELIMINATE THEM.JAI MODI, JAI HIND-MODI IS INDIA - INDIA IS MODI-HAIL MODI
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          Casb
          Nov 18, 2016 at 6:07 am
          Aditya Rajesh don't ask me to stand on border for one day.. For your kind information i Live at a border place. where enemies always pounds bombs and bullets. i daily suffer enemy's attack. And i can tell you Ur Lovely BJP govt. only tell u lies. under BJP border situation has got more worsened.....
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            Casb
            Nov 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm
            I suuport opposition over the move..lt;br/gt;exactly this move of government has killed more people than enemies.
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              Casb
              Nov 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm
              Why the BJP cant be termed as killer of these people..lt;br/gt;why the cases cant be filed against them.
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                Casb
                Nov 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm
                I am ashamed to know that indians like you who don't face any border heat talks like this. first you asked me have you spend a day at border. when you got an unexpected reply. then you changed your topic asking me if i have lost any one in battles. yes here you listen . we have sleepless nights and days due to action of enemies. And my all the family members are in defence serving at border, conflicted areas , in war like situation, far away from their homes. but we don't do all these to get fame or appreciation from you fake lovers of country. whose love in confined in sloganering only...
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                  Casb
                  Nov 18, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                  You see all that from media. and We see it ourselves.. that is The difference in your opinion and my opinion.
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                    Casb
                    Nov 19, 2016 at 4:32 am
                    Army never interferes in politics nor in the govt. functioning. Rest I am very much apolitical person. i don't see anything from the bjp or congress angle. i have my own views based on local conditions that surrounds us every day. while you have you own based on international and some national political expectations. but still our only aim is to benefit the country without any bodys loss.. your views are welcomed.
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                      Casb
                      Nov 19, 2016 at 4:38 am
                      i don't wanted to comment on this . but them i thought it would be good to share something with you. kashmiris never protest in winters. go and check the entire history of last 2 decades. they only protest during summers when sectrait , cm house , and entire govt. machinery remains there. Their protest is more seasonal , now dont blame me anti . i just brought u the truth. thanks
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                        Uma Ramakrishnan
                        Nov 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm
                        This great Congress leader forgot emergency He also forgot 1984 riots were inocent people were butchered simply because their leader was killed.Now when this government is doing good work these Congressen are unable to digest it.
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                          Uma Ramakrishnan
                          Nov 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm
                          Where were these people when large number of people were harred , killed and when poor people were forced to do family planning during the period of emergency .people were dying in jails and no one was even allowed to speak against the prime minister. All this was just to retain the power by great Indira hi. Now when for countries sake when our PrimeMinister is taking some hard steps he is called by names and for these people even stan is better than our PM . shame on these people
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                            Aditya Rajesh
                            Nov 18, 2016 at 7:09 am
                            Also, if what u said is true, then how come the world appreciates Modi like they never appreciated Mr. Singh?? Congress has had its fair share of lies (a lot more, infact), and yet they never received this kind of respect. As much as you won't admit it, BJP IS improving the country. The country's civilians have spoken. Stand aside, dissident
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                              Aditya Rajesh
                              Nov 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                              Oh, ok i get it. World renowned media from different countries who have NO real benefit from it are falsely praising modi. and u, the great man who has "seen it all" is the only one who knows the truth. Totally makes sense
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                                Aditya Rajesh
                                Nov 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm
                                Oh, so you mean to say that all the millions of ordinary and poor people, ARMY captains, businessmen, and other civilians who support modi are fake lovers of the country??? Nice one, man!! And if you think i support the bjp only for fame and appreciation, then why do u think the imf has applauded modi's decision? why do u think other countries have lauded the decision?? Don't tell me ALL of them were wrong and u are the only one right?? U know something? OUR army stationed in POK were being stoned by a group of civilians. u know why?? coz stan was giving them money to do it!! Now that modi has removed 1000 and 500 banknotes, the stoning has stopped too!!! information also states that a lot of pak's terror activities have stalled due to this development. If u love the army, then y HAVEN;T U SEEN THESE DEVELOPMENTS?? Ok, im sorry for saying that im ashamed to call u indian...i said that in the heat of the moment......but i still don't really understand y u hate bjp so much
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                                  Aditya Rajesh
                                  Nov 18, 2016 at 6:46 am
                                  Sure man....go check ur facts first.......its even more sad a person living near the border doesnt understand the situation! Have YOU lost a loved one to a terrorist attack like at Uri??? If you haven't, you will NEVER understand the significance of Ghulam Nabi Azad's slanderous statement.... I am truly ashamed to think you are an Indian too....
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                                    Aditya Rajesh
                                    Nov 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                                    either ways, whatever we write to each other, what has been done, has been done. its not like either of us can change...im sorry if i have hurt your feelings as a person living at the border, but i still maintain my opinions and u maintain yours
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                                      Aditya Rajesh
                                      Nov 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                                      if u are right, then the entire army faction should oppose modi's decision. no one sees it happening!!
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                                        Aditya Rajesh
                                        Nov 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm
                                        Please Casb........your intellectually deficient minister just INSULTED the soldiers of our country. If YOU could withstand ONE DAY's duty at the border, THEN you would have the right to make this statement. Modi's decision is something your Congress couldn't do in SIXTY years. As a famous quote goes.. The world suffers a lot Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people Modi has broken that silence and acted for good. If you can't make a good argument against it, please stay quiet for everyone's sake.
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                                          Vikrant
                                          Nov 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm
                                          Does this moron remembers IPKF and the number of Indian soldiers killed or maimed because of the foolish decision of a corrupt congressi PM? Or the hardship endured by millions because spineless Congress gave in to the threat of Muslim League rioters in 1947?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Compare that to what we are seeing now..
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                                            Ramesh Kumar
                                            Nov 17, 2016 at 11:13 am
                                            If MMS had acted against black money and fake curency, Modi would have never got the chance to become our PM. But then MMS was answerable to Sonia only and Sonia was not answerable to anyone , now we have a PM who is answerable to the people , and taking bold decisions which none of the PM's took over the last 67 years.
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