Opposition exposed after not agreeing to demonetisation debate: Narendra Modi
Asserting that the people have supported demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said his government has brought 'Janshakti' (people's power)
Narendra Modi with Rajnath Singh and LK Advani. Pic/PTI
New Delhi: Asserting that the people have supported demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said his government has brought 'Janshakti' (people's power) into prominence with the decision and flayed the opposition, saying it got "exposed" in Rajya Sabha by not agreeing to a debate despite his presence there twice.
He told BJP MPs at a parliamentary party meeting that Parliament in the past had debated decisions of previous governments that had caused social tensions and conflict but they were not allowing discussion on a major reform like demonetisation.
He said that no major political party has demanded a rollback of demonetisation and that it would have been better, had they discussed the issue and offered suggestions to the government.After the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said Modi asked MPs to spread awareness about a "less-cash" and digital economy.
Demonetisation deadlock wastes another day
The deadlock over demonetisation led to wastage of the 14th working day of the winter session of Parliament yesterday even as the government dared the Opposition to have a debate on the issue rather than disrupting the proceedings. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha failed to transact any substantive business as Opposition continuously created pandemonium, leading to early adjournment of the two Houses.
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