Parliament: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned after opposition uproar on demonetisation

Parliament winter session LIVE: People, in large numbers, are still queuing up outside banks and ATMs to exchange old currency notes and withdraw money.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 18, 2016 7:20 pm
parliament, parliament live, lok sabha live, rajya sabha live, narendra modi, demonetisation, lok sabha demonetisation, arun jaitley, old Rs 500, new rs 2000, old notes, congress, BJP, india news Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flanked by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and MoSes Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Jitendra Singh and SS Ahluwalia, addressing the media on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday (PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla)

The protests by opposition parties over the demonetisation move of the government forced Lok Sabha to adjourn earlier today. Rajya Sabha too was adjourned today and will resume proceedings on Friday. Though the House conducted the Question Hour amidst sloganeering by the opposition, post noon there were repeated disruptions. The Left parties, Congress, Trinamool Congress and others had given 21 adjournment notices on the issue of demonetisation in the House. Lok Sabha will reconvene at Friday 11 am.

WATCH VIDEO: Parliament Adjourned Amid Debate Over Demonetisation Issue

 

On Wednesday, Rajya Sabha witnessed a flurry of speeches by top leaders including BSP chief Mayawati and CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury. The opposition, in a rare show of unity, hit out at the government criticising it for its ‘lack of preparedness’ while implementing demonetisation. As it happens, people, in large numbers, are still queuing up outside banks and ATMs to exchange old currency notes and withdraw money. Old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were withdrawn from circulation by the government last week. The Centre has maintained the step was in ‘national interest’ and those questioning the decision will be asked ‘if they support black money and corruption.’

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WATCH VIDEO: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Rules Out Roll Back Of Demonetisation Move

 

Although Lok Sabha opened on Wednesday for the winter session, it adjourned after obituary references. Union Minister Piyush Goyal, representing the government, said the demonetisation move would ensure weeding out of black money, full payment of taxes and rein in interest rates.

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    Jayk
    Nov 17, 2016 at 7:46 am
    The mega thieves of the Mega Corrupt Party - 2G, Coalgate, CWG, National Herald, Agusta thieves - headed by Italian mafia lady, is trying to sabotage the government move on black money. It is open secret that most corrupt are in that party, and also the anti-national forces and terrorists are their supporters. Although Italy Madams looted wealth is mostly in Italy and foreign countries, the terrorists and local thieves are hit by the government move. That is why they are disrupting Parliament.
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      Ma
      Nov 17, 2016 at 10:32 am
      Why modi is not attending parliament where is he is he in stan having tea with nawaz sheriff
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        Ma
        Nov 17, 2016 at 10:40 am
        SBI has written off mallya's loan amount now again he will take all our money and fly to UK.
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          Elizabeth
          Nov 17, 2016 at 7:49 am
          Demonetization is causing problems for general public, no doubts. But it should not be an excuse for adjourning. What good does it do?lt;br/gt;What about business getting done. It is the second day wasted.
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            mumbikar
            Nov 17, 2016 at 6:34 am
            did anybody notice how the government skipped answers regarding protecting the big industrialist who owe crores and crores to banks ? about sweeping the question about national banks NPA's ? where these every same industrialist are board directors !!!! no nobody is against black money, but dont use black mailing tactics of patriotism and nationalism !!! answer questions. oops, nobody can question this government !!!! they is a limit for lies. now comes the write-offs, disguised under some technical word to fool people.
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              Mahender Goriganti
              Nov 17, 2016 at 6:52 am
              Apparently Pappu will take stage to talk about how all this mess was generation starting with his forefathers/gmother to mother and how Modi is bent on 'Swachh Bharat' for real. Are you kidding?? that is not how we are supposed to live.
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                Mahender Goriganti
                Nov 17, 2016 at 6:14 am
                Did anybody notice, how all goon gang members (from Communist, communalists to Congress) ganged up against Am admi and their government?? using the am Admi as smoke screen nothing else but to protect their loot form the very am Admi??
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                  Mahender Goriganti
                  Nov 17, 2016 at 7:32 am
                  I believe Speaker should have right punitive power to reinforce no adjournment until business is done, to make MP go hungry and sleepless 24/7 like it is done in US some times.
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