Friday, November 18th, 2016

Parliament adjourns and resumes amid heated debates on demonetisation

Narada Desk | November 18, 2016 12:03 pm Print
The day started with PM Modi meeting senior ministers in his chamber including Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, and Ananth Kumar
Lok Sabha

On the third day of Winter Session of Parliament, both the Houses have adjourned till noon witnessing violent  outbursts from the Opposition parties demanding the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence.

The day started with PM Modi meeting senior ministers in his chamber including Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, and Ananth Kumar.

As the proceedings in Lok Sabha have started, Opposition members have started sloganeering demanding Modi’s presence in the House. They demanded he has to answer the questions raised in the well.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi raised the remarks of Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad about demonetisation saying Azad should apologise for it.

“The Leader of Opposition in the House should apologise to the nation for his comments against the prime minister, who is fighting for the poor and the weak,” he added. The Opposition members stormed into the well of the House and started shouting.

Amid the brouhaha, the Lower House was adjourned till noon.

Demanding apology from PM for his demonetisation move Congress leaders shouted slogans which left the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien the option to call off the proceedings. First, adjourned till 11.30 pm,the continuing demonstrations forced the administration to stall the proceedings till 12 pm.

Later both the Houses resumed the proceedings.

 

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