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Will debate demonetisation in LS if voting follows, says Opposition

Congress party continued to demand an apology from PM Modi for defending demonetisation

ANI  |  New Delhi 

MP's of Opposition parties during a protest outside Parliament against the government's move to demonetise high tender notes, in New Delhi. Photo:PTI
MP's of Opposition parties during a protest outside Parliament against the government’s move to demonetise high tender notes, in New Delhi. (Photo:PTI)

The meeting of various opposition parties in the on Friday concluded, with opposition leaders demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's apology in the Rajya Sabha.

The opposition leaders, however, said they were ready for a discussion on the demonetisation issue in the Lok Sabha, but that must followed by a voting.

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

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

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

"I, once again, appeal to the Congress 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 Finance Minister will also give reply in both Houses," Ananth Kumar told ANI.

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Will debate demonetisation in LS if voting follows, says Opposition

Congress party continued to demand an apology from PM Modi for defending demonetisation

Congress party continued to demand an apology from PM Modi for defending demonetisation
The meeting of various opposition parties in the on Friday concluded, with opposition leaders demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's apology in the Rajya Sabha.

The opposition leaders, however, said they were ready for a discussion on the demonetisation issue in the Lok Sabha, but that must followed by a voting.

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

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

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

"I, once again, appeal to the Congress 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 Finance Minister will also give reply in both Houses," Ananth Kumar told ANI.
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Will debate demonetisation in LS if voting follows, says Opposition

Congress party continued to demand an apology from PM Modi for defending demonetisation

The meeting of various opposition parties in the on Friday concluded, with opposition leaders demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's apology in the Rajya Sabha.

The opposition leaders, however, said they were ready for a discussion on the demonetisation issue in the Lok Sabha, but that must followed by a voting.

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

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

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

"I, once again, appeal to the Congress 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 Finance Minister will also give reply in both Houses," Ananth Kumar told ANI.

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