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Demonetisation continues to rock Parliament : Both Houses adjourned till 2 pm

Demonetisation continues to rock Parliament : Both Houses adjourned till 2 pm

| | 07 Dec 2016, 01:45 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IBNS) : Dogged by the note ban issue, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm on Wednesday amid slogans and counter slogans as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley flayed the Opposition for creating ruckus for playing to the gallery.

As the recalcitrant Opposition continued to demand a statement from the Prime Minister on demonetisation and his apology for the death of scores of citizens who had stood in bank queues, slogans rent the air paralysing normal business.

In a rebuff, BJP members also resorted to shouting slogans, "Himmat hai to charcha karo" (If you have the guts, come for discussions) and there was a no holds barred situation with utter chaos threatening a wash out of business  also on the day 16 of the Winter Session.

Both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha witnessed adjournment till 12 pm and then the Upper House was again adjourned till 2 pm amid uproar and acrimony.

In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley came down heavily on the Opposition, saying they were creating all the trouble for publicity getting publicity in electronic media.

"The Opposition disrupts proceedings for one reason or the other. I challenge them to begin the debate if they have courage," Jaitley said.

"They raise the issue everyday for two minutes during Zero Hour for television coverage. They don't bother whether discussion continues or not," he said.

Before the beginning of day 16 of  Parliament, the Opposition party leaders reportedly met to discuss demonetisation.

The BJP's Parliamentary board also met to discuss the issue.

On Tuesday, the RBI  announced that it will shortly issue new notes of Rs 100 and the old notes will continue as legal tender.

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