Bhubaneswar: For the second day in a row, the both the houses of parliament began with a stormy note as opposition took the ruling BJP by horns over the demonitisation row demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rise to the occasion and clarify on the issue. The opposition is also set poised to build a consensus for a joint parliamentary probe into the issue.
As the law makers attempted to break into the well of the house the Congress and the TMC called for the adjournment of Lok Sabha.
While the lower house was adjourned for the day without any fruitful discussions the upper house was stuttered for four times during the day.
Janardan Reddy daughter’s lavish wedding bash made an appearance as the opposition claimed that while people are dying out of cash shortage due to demonitisation some other people are busy in spending hundreds of crores.
National Conference leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said until the PM comes to the house and addresses it the opposition will not let the house function.
Parliament Affairs Minister Anant Kumar said the government is ready for a debate but only under Rule 193 which states that a notice in writing should be given to the Secretary General specifying clearly the reasons for discussions accompanied by an explanatory note stating reasons for the same. It should also be backed by two other members
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal held joint rally at Delhi’s Azadpur Mandi. Kejriwal termed the demonitisation as a scam worth Rs 8 lakh crore alleging PM Modi of cheating the country.
“The government is making new announcements everyday. This is worse than emergency situation. If they do not take back this decision within three days we will intensify protests,” West Bengal CM told newsmen.