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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    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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