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PM, FM to intervene, get ready for discussion: Govt to opposition

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Accusing the Party of stalling the proceedings in for 16 days, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday appealed the and other opposition parties to rise above politics and get ready for a discussion in the House as the is ready to answer their question.

I, once again, appeal to the and other opposition parties to rise above politics and get ready for a discussion in the House as we are ready to answer. The Prime Minister will also intervene and answer. And, at the end, the Minister will also give reply in both Houses," Ananth Kumar told ANI.

"For the last 16 days, the opposition has stalled They walk into the well and stage walkouts at will. They are doing so, even as the Prime Minister was present in the Rajya Sabah before and after the lunch. Despite his presence in the House before and after the lunch, the Party was not ready to hold discussion (on demonetisation), which means that they are shying away from a discussion and they don't want to discuss the issue," said the Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

He added that the wants to hold a discussion and get their feedback (on the issue) for further enhancement.

Meanwhile, bedlam in both Houses of continued even on Thursday with the Opposition demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in the - a pre-condition to hold debate on the issue.

Following which, the Prime Minister attended the proceedings from noon till it was adjourned for the day.

Opposition MPs, especially the Congress, sought an apology referring to Prime Minister's recent remarks defending the They alleged that the Prime Minister has remarked that the opposition parties support black money hoarders, which instigated BJP members, who stood up and protested against the opposition.

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 10:55 IST