Members of the Opposition parties held a meeting in Parliament to chal out a strategy to corner the Narendra Modi government over its demonetisation move as the Winter Session entered its eighth day on Friday.
The unrelenting Opposition looks adamant about Modi’s clarification on the demonetisation exercise and his participation in the debate.
However, the government expressed its concerns over the Opposition’s stand saying that it is running away from the debate.
“The government is ready for debate but the Opposition is running away from it, this isn't right,” ANI quoted Union minister Ananth Kumar as saying
On Thursday, Modi attended the Rajya Sabha proceedings but his presence failed to break the deadlock over the recall of high-value currency notes as the Opposition intensified its protests inside the House and outside.
Here are the live updates:
#Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus
#Rajya Sabha session resumes at 2:30pm
#12:45pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till NOv 28, 11am
#12:05pm: Rajya Sabha adjounred till 2:30 pm; Lok Sabha continues as opposition demands PM's apology
#Security breach at Parliament as man tries to jump into Lok Sabha, detained (Read full story here)
#12:00pm: Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha resume sessions; Ruckus continues
#11:20am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 PM after uproar in House as Opp demands PM's apology for his remark that Opp parties favouring black money (Read full story here)
#PM made serious allegations against Opposition when he said that Opposition parties favouring black money;must apologise: Sharad Yadav in RS
#PM must come to House and apologise to the opposition for his remarks; he must also clarify who has the black money: Mayawati in RS
#PM today said that Opposition is favouring black money, this is an insult to the entire Opposition; he must apologise: GN Azad, LoP in RS
#Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Opposition demands PM's presence in the House
#How can PM allege that Opposition parties are in favour of black money; this is wrong: GN Azad, Cong in RS
#If PM is honest & had no political motive behind this then what problem does he have to say the same in Parliament: Mayawati
#11:00am: Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha sessions begin with Opposition's demands for PM's clarification on demonetisation
#10:30am: In Opp meeting held, it has been decided that Opp will continue to demand PM's presence & participation in Parl over: Sources
#Frequent change in policy causing harassment to poor;Hence saying there are lot of difficulties,let's discuss&sort it out-Mallikarjun Kharge
# Government is ready for debate but the Opposition is running away from it, this isn't right: Ananth Kumar
#10am: Opposition leaders' meeting underway