PM may speak on demonetisation; Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned

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Indian Parliament AttacksOpposition leaders on November 26 reiterated their demand for PM Narendra Modi’s presence in Parliament to discuss on the demonetisation issue.

An irate Opposition didn’t let the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to function forcing the Speaker to  enforce repeated adjournments.

While this was so, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on November 26 made a statement in Parliament that “The PM is ready to speak in both Houses of Parliament on  the issue.” But the latter wanted a debate with a provision for voting and when the government said  no, both the Houses were adjourned for the second time, according to media reports.

Even as the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day, it looks there is a slim chance of Parliament functioning for the third straight week.

While this was so, the government ridiculed the Opposition not to run away from a debate on demonetisation from not participating in  debate that started on November 16 .

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on November 26 said by demonetising higher currency, accused the NDA government of organising a Bharat Bandh.

Stating that it was wrong to say that the Opposition was not united, she said there was no rift in the Opposition parties over demonetisation. “We are united,” she thundered.

She said the Opposition was demanding Modi to speak in Parliament over demonetisation since November 8, which has a caused cash crunch in the country.

The Opposition is conducting a Jan Akrosh Diwas across the country to highlight the woes wrought by cash crunch.