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  • Demonetisation: RS adjourned till 2 pm after resuming debate in PM’s presence; LS adjourned for day

    Published on November 24, 2016


    New Delhi: The pandemonium in both the houses of Parliament continued over demonetisation issue for the sixth day today with the Lok Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar by the opposition while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm after resuming discussion on the issue of demonetisation.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the Rajya Sabha after it resumed discussion following its adjournment till noon. Participating in the discussion, former Prime Minister and Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh said, his party is not against demonetisation, but it is opposed to the way the scheme is implemented and hardships faced by the people. He said, this amounted to monumental mismanagement of the economy which will affect the country both long and short term resulting in the decline of GDP. He urged the Prime Minister to come out with constructive ideas to address the emerging problems.

    Expressing grave concern over the demonetisation scheme, Naresh Agarwal of the Samajwadi Party said now the country is facing second sort of emergency. He wanted to know how much black money is stashed abroad and India. He alleged the decision was taken keeping in the mind the forthcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. He questioned how the government has taken the decision without discussing the issue in Parliament. The House was, later, adjourned till 2 PM for lunch.

    The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day following uproar over demonetisation issue. The scene in the Lok Sabha was no different than the previous days. When the House reassembled at noon after first adjournment, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed the adjournment motions moved by opposition members including from Congress and TMC in which they had demanded a discussion on the issue under relevant rule which entails voting. Not satisfied with this, the opposition members trooped into the well and shouted slogans. Amidst the din, the Speaker adjourned the House for the day.