Mayawati demands PM Modi’s participation in demonetisation debate

"Therefore, party demands that the Prime Minister take part in the debate inside Rajya Sabha. The views he is expressing outside House on the issue, he should express inside," Mayawati said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:December 1, 2016 7:51 pm
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In the wake of reports that government employees are struggling to withdraw salaries post demonetisation, BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi should participate in the debate on the issue in Parliament to discuss the “bad” situation triggered by the move.

“Even the government employees are now not getting salaries. They have been queuing up (outside banks/ATMs to withdraw money) since yesterday. The situation is really bad. Therefore, party demands that the Prime Minister take part in the debate inside Rajya Sabha. The views he is expressing outside House on the issue, he should express inside,” Mayawati said in the Parliament premises.

Though the Prime Minister was present in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the House was adjourned after the opposition created a ruckus, demanding apology from Modi over his certain remarks against its leaders over demonetisation.