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  • Parliament witnesses uproarious scene over demonetisation issue

    Published on November 22, 2016

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    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha today witnessed uproarious scene as the united opposition stuck to its demand to discuss the demonetisation issue under rules entailing voting.

    As soon as the House assembled, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge reiterated that the Question Hour should be suspended to start the discussion. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, however, did not allow the suspension.

    Opposition members belonging to Congress, TMC, NCP and SP trooped into the well of the House shouting slogans. Amid the din, Speaker adjourned the House till noon.

    Scenes were no different in Rajya Sabha as the House today witnessed noisy scenes with the Opposition demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the House and payment of compensation to those who died of trauma, while queuing up before banks and ATMs following demonetisation of high value currency notes.

    The House was adjourned twice till Noon as Opposition repeatedly trooped into the well. As the House met for the day, Sharad Yadav of JD(U) said the government should pay a compensation of 10 lakh rupees to each of the kin of the deceased in the demonetisation process.

    Mayawati of BSP demanded that Prime Minister should attend the House to listen to the discussion on the issue. Saying that 90 per cent of the people of the country are suffering due to it. She said, the present situation looked like financial emergency. She also demanded that payment of compensation to the deceased. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said, the opposition is ready for discussion provided that Prime Minister should be present in the House.