You are here: Home » Politics » News » National
Business Standard

Oppn is murdering democracy, running away from discussion on demonetisation: BJP

In parliament, TMC has joined hands with other opposition parties to disrupt both Houses since the winter session began



West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Photo: PTI
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Photo: PTI

The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has alleged that the opposition in unison is trying to murder democracy and running away from any discussion in in spite of the Centre's plea to have a constructive debate on demonetisation.

"It is a planned effort by the opposition to murder democracy. Centre has been open for any positive and constructive debate," BJP leader Prem Shukla told ANI here.

Shukla was quick to refute the charges made by the collective opposition in that Centre is trying to conspire against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

"In the Mamata-Indigo fiasco, the DGCA and the airline company has made it clear that confusion was due to misunderstanding. Even this issue has been raised in alleging that central government is doing conspiracy against Mamata Banerjee," he said.

The BJP has also backed the Indian Army's rejection of the Trinamool Congress's allegation of an attempted military coup in West Bengal.

"Eastern command chief of the army clarified that four letters were sent to the West Bengal state government. The state regime was kept in confidence and was regularly notified regarding the joint army exercise to be conducted," he added.

An Indigo flight carrying Banerjee and other passengers from Patna to Kolkata had hovered for over half an hour in the city sky due to technical reasons before landing at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport earlier this week.

The row over Indian Army taking over toll plazas in West Bengal echoed in parliament with Trinamool Congress(TMC) seeing "sinister" designs behind the move.

However, in a letter released by the Army showed that it was in communication with the West Bengal police on the annual exercise to "gather statistical data about load carriers that could be made available to the army in case of a contingency."

The opposition raised the slogan "Tanashahi nahi chalegi" on the floor of the house. Trinamool Congress and other opposition members raised the issue of the state government not being informed about the army's presence.

In parliament, TMC has joined hands with other opposition parties to disrupt both Houses since the winter session began, over the impact on people of a cash crunch that has followed the Centre's ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes aimed at curbing corruption and black or untaxed money.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, December 03 2016. 11:52 IST