Opposition unrelenting in demand for PM Modi’s intervention, both Houses adjourned

Sources told The Indian Express that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could intervene in the Rajya Sabha discussion, but the government's reply will be from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 1:50 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sources told The Indian Express that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could intervene in the Rajya Sabha discussion, but the government’s reply will be from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (file photo)

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned for the day as Opposition parties continued their protest Tuesday, seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s participation in the House debate over demonetisation. Opposition MPs refused to let Lok Sabha function despite to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan saying she was pained at the repeated disruption of House proceedings. Scenes inside Rajya Sabha were not any different as continued ruckus over demonetisation lead to the adjournment for the day.

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On Monday, Rajya Sabha was a complete washout with members demanding a condolence resolution for those who died standing in queues outside banks and ATMs. When the Chair did not allow an obituary reference at such short notice, members surrounded the Well in protest. Despite pleas from treasury benches and Deputy Chairman P J Kurien to resume discussion on demonetisation, the Opposition was unrelenting. While proceedings in the Lok Sabha were a shade better on Monday, with Speaker Sumitra Mahajan managing to conduct Question Hour despite noisy protests from Opposition. Cutting across party lines, the Opposition was seeking suspension of House business in favour of discussion on demonetisation under rule 56.

Sources told The Indian Express that the government might agree to take up an adjournment motion as it enjoys a comfortable majority in Lok Sabha. And the prime minister could intervene in the Rajya Sabha discussion, but the government’s reply will be from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, sources added. The government doesn’t want to adopt a confrontational approach as it is anxious to get key GST-related Bills passed during the current winter session.

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First Published on: November 22, 2016 10:50 am
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    Abansal Spslt
    Nov 22, 2016 at 7:52 am
    PM must personally answer the parliamentarians and through them the public. We are still a democracy, thank God.
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      ashok s
      Nov 22, 2016 at 8:22 am
      Moni baba never replied and foreign baba is not available
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        ashok s
        Nov 22, 2016 at 8:20 am
        Same blame was on mini baba and now same side foreign baba is standing. We poor are standing in queues for basics
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          ashok s
          Nov 22, 2016 at 8:22 am
          Why worry when you think that you have done right
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            faithful
            Nov 22, 2016 at 8:57 am
            Chamba bai Ur suffering with Gupt Roog Like Impotent feku who could not contain his wife and preaching nation building. Feku Amit Shah and Mohan Bhagwat and RSS chaddi walas are the reall culprits and m murderes follwing H I T L E R idelogy. Should be hnged at Chandni chowk
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              J Rahul
              Nov 22, 2016 at 10:42 am
              Everybody knows who sponsors these goons. The followers of this beast attack people for writing anything against him on FB and watsapp. and no actions against the goons. Is it not mafia.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The beast who gets people murdered through riots
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                J Rahul
                Nov 22, 2016 at 10:43 am
                India is ruled by a m murderer who is sponsored by the capitalists for their intrests.lt;br/gt;The murderer employs goons to control the and crush any opinion of the normal public
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                  J Rahul
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 10:15 am
                  We all know BJP and Modi's friends own most of the media. Most comments here, watsapp groups and facebook are from the media cells created by BJP who just get paid for praising even if modi breathes.lt;br/gt;All reviews and posts are useless fake. lt;br/gt;The normal public knows the difficulties everybody is facing. Google with term most stupid PM check which name comes up, bcoz its reality
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                    keshava
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 6:24 am
                    Standing in ques is most common in india or elsewhere. People stand in ques for ration, cinema houses, airport check in and immigration counters. Sometimes we see people standing even for small concessions given by merchants. I saw long ques for several days before a Reliance shop. Above all we have perennial ques and stampedes in Temples. If some studies are done on all the que deaths and injuries, it may far exceed the deaths and injuries due to temporary problem of ques in Banks. lt;br/gt;If condolences are due to que deaths for all reasons, it has to be on everyday basis in parliament. Our MPs also can have good excuses
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                      keshava
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 6:28 am
                      Standing in ques is most common in india or elsewhere. People stand in ques for ration, cinema houses, airport check in and immigration counters. Sometimes we see people standing even for small concessions given by merchants. I saw long ques for several days before a Reliance shop. Above all we have perennial ques and stampedes in Temples. If some studies are done on all the que deaths and injuries, it may far exceed the deaths and injuries due to temporary problem of ques in Banks. lt;br/gt;If condolences are due to que deaths for all reasons, it has to be on everyday basis in parliament. Our MPs also can have good excuses
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                        K Chatterjee
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 6:01 am
                        It seems RBI governor and his bureaucrats were behind inept planning for implementation of demonetisation scheme. lt;br/gt;1. RBI failed to take into a/c impact on rural/ agricultural economy where cash and barter still hold supreme.lt;br/gt;2. For some strange reasons ₹2000 notes were pushed, probably to facilitate black money transaction and storage.lt;br/gt;3. Equal volume of new ₹500, ₹2000 notes were not printed beforehand to prevent cash crunch.lt;br/gt;4. ₹1000 note should've been demonetised first and after a month ₹500.
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                          Ramyagnesh
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 11:23 am
                          Mr. Yechuri should explain under what rule of the parliament it would be contempt for the PM not to speak outside the parliament when it is in session. Is there any condition that the PM or Ministers or MPs should not speak outside when the parliament is in session? If there is such rule, then it shall be applicable for the MPs also. then how Mr. Rahul hi is speaking outside the parliament on the demonetisation when the parliament is in session? then no one incl. Yechuri, Mayawati, Anandsharma etc. should speak outside the parliament when it is in session.
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                            RAM
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 8:13 am
                            PEOPLE OF INDIA SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF VOTING THESE ANTI NATIONAL CONGEES WHO ARE BENT ON DESTROYING THE CRORES OF MONEY BY ADJOURMENTS
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                              sreedhar
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 8:15 am
                              PM do not want to be in any place or venue where people are free to question him without reading from a questionnaire provided by PMO. Our PM is Mr.Right and Mr. Unquestionable. May be RSS AND BJP may canonize him as HOLY NAMO at a later stage
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                                sye shabbir
                                Nov 22, 2016 at 8:36 am
                                madam, Sumitra Mahajan , you pained because the parliaments disrupted. you didnt feel pain the common people of india are facing since november 8
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                                  vinay
                                  Nov 22, 2016 at 11:50 am
                                  State sponsored elections. Black money stashed by political parties in other countries cannot come to India through hawala for few days. All black money in form of cash is now nullified. PM should not report to corrupt opposition till all money is deposited in bank. No address to parliament till 30 December
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                                    vkp
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:56 am
                                    PM had already taken the action. What else this cross-breed wants to speak in the Parliament. If PM appears in the Parliament, he will inform the looters to return their looted money to the Tax Office. He already informed to the looters through various channels.
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                                      Rici
                                      Nov 22, 2016 at 6:33 am
                                      His entire team is in parliament. Why oppsition not debating the demonetization with his team. PM has all the power to delegate his job. He will work as per his priorities not as per whims and fancies of some corrupt and mafia politicians.The opposition just don't want parliament to function and debate.
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                                        Rici
                                        Nov 22, 2016 at 9:15 am
                                        This is typical reaction of corrupt and mafiasque opposition. Debate will expose them and allowing parliament to function means India will get advantage. Both of these things are unacceptable to these corrupt politicians.
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                                          Rici
                                          Nov 22, 2016 at 9:18 am
                                          This is typical reaction of corrupt and mafiasque opposition. Debate will expose them and allowing parliament to function means India will get advantage. Both of these things are unacceptable to these corrupt politicians...
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                                            Rici
                                            Nov 22, 2016 at 9:17 am
                                            no body is worried, PM has better job to do than dancing to whims and fancies of few corrupt politicians. His team is enough to debate.
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