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Examining possibility of moving contempt notice against Narendra Modi: Sitaram Yechury

Yechury also added that if the parliament was not working, its blame entirely laid on Prime Minister

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 3:42 pm
sitaram yechury, demonetisation, narendra modi, modi contempt notice, parliament, contempt of parliament, modi contempt of parliament Sitaram Yechury during a press conferece on Monday. (Source: @ANI_news)

CPI(M) general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said they were consulting the opposition parties and contemplating moving a contempt notice against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘refusing to be answerable to Parliament’. Yechury’s statement comes at a time when both the houses of  Parliament could not function because of demonetisation for the fourth consecutive day.

Yechury also added that if Parliament was not working, its blame entirely laid on the Prime Minister who was ‘not ready to address Parliament’. “When the discussion is on the announcement made by the PM, he must participate in the discussion,” Yechury said.

WATCH VIDEO: Shivraj Singh Slams Mamata For Criticising Demonetisation Policy

Meanwhile, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal continued their protest against the demonetisation move on Tuesday.

PM Narendra Modi on November 9 announced that the old high denomination notes of Rs 500 and 1000 were no longer legal tender. The move, according to government, has been made to curb the menace of black money stocked up in cash and the counterfeit currency.

However, the opposition parties have been protesting against the ‘lack of planning’ which has led to inconvenience to the people.

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  1. D
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:49 am
    Most un planned execution of such a important issue, before anouncing , i think proper home work has not made by the concerned that is the reason why this kind of chaos in the country lt;br/gt;prime should answer to the opposition since he is representing the w nation not a particular political party or if he is using machivilian politics not good for the country
    1. K
      Nov 22, 2016 at 11:59 am
      Sitaram Yechury is a Commie😳
      1. H
        Nov 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm
        the CPM seems to know so much about the pulse of people and what India needs with the result that they are left with only Kerala. However the Kerala victory can be seen as a gift from UDF with their highly arrogant and corrupt running of the government. The way LDF have begun to run the government, there is no doubt that they will get defeated in the next election. If this happens, all the leaders can be transported to China or North Korea where communism is supposed to exist.
        1. A
          Dec 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm
          1. K
            Nov 22, 2016 at 2:02 pm
            Yechury represents a party which claims to represent poor people but in reality they are the most corrupt and violent group of people. They have formed several cooperative units in Kerala, including cooperative banks, which are used for conduit for parking the leaders' black money as well as help anti nationals to deposit their black money into their accounts. For name sake they will give some advances to people for conuous consumption but will say they represent poor. This is happening with the blessings of successive governments in Kerala irrespective of which political formation comes to power. All the corruption money are deposited in these banks and that is the reason why both LDF and UDF are creating ruckus in the state. Yechury himself went in support of black money. If he had some principles he would have asked his Marxist colleagues to share the information of big depositors with RBI. These guys will say something and will do totally opposite.
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