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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