1. BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to participate in demonetisation debate in Parliament

BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to participate in demonetisation debate in Parliament

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, BJP today said the government is eager to hear his "scholarly" arguments on demonetisation as it wants to know the Congress vice president's stand on the issue of black money.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 23, 2016 7:14 PM
rahul-gandhi-l-pti Asking Gandhi to show pragmatism, Prasad said the Congress leader should consider where his party is heading under him.In the by-polls, Congress did not get enough votes in some seats to save its deposit, he said. (Source: PTI)

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, BJP today said the government is eager to hear his “scholarly” arguments on demonetisation as it wants to know the Congress vice president’s stand on the issue of black money. Speaking to reporters here, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also cited Congress’ poor show in by-poll results, which were announced yesterday, to attack its vice president.

Taking a dig at the opposition parties’ protest in the morning, Prasad said instead of forming human chain outside the Parliament they should produce a “chain of speakers” inside and start a debate as the government has been ready for a discussion from the first day of the Winter Session.

“The government is very keen to hear Rahul Gandhi’s scholarly arguments. Rajya Sabha witnessed a debate on November 17 and Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma besides BSP’s Mayawati spoke. What happened now that they are running away from a debate. They realise that the country is not appreciating their arguments,” he said.

Asking Gandhi to show pragmatism, Prasad said the Congress leader should consider where his party is heading under him.In the by-polls, Congress did not get enough votes in some seats to save its deposit, he said.

Referring Gandhi’s demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be present in Parliament during the debate, he said as somebody coming from a family whose members have been in power for 50 years he should know how government is run.

“At times it is good to be pragmatic,” the Law Minister said. People are with Modi on his demonetisation decision, he said.

Prasad said over Rs 7 lakh crores have been deposited in banks and it may lead to lower interest rates and other benefits to the masses.

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    vicky
    Nov 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm
    Great
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      vicky
      Nov 23, 2016 at 4:46 pm
      India cant get one more narendra modi if at all rahul hi comes to power,v cant get nothing from any other present leaders of congress too r bjp leaders only person who cld do it for this country is modi,he has beautifull vision for ths country ,getting rid of all black money,corruption,backing honesty ,reforms for welfare of poor,govt servants ,people and more.morever if rahul comes to power does he have strength to curb black money ,corruption and more.This job cannot be done none other then modiji because he has inner strength atleast to keep his promise to people and his word.I also beg modiji to start revolution in ths country ,give young people dreams and hope of gd things around them in future ,take action against senior officers who r not clean and make their juniors also like them,v want him to do revolution intense by addressing low level officers and officials by visiting their training centres and getting to know deep level of corruption in their depts by giving his email id r address otherwise half the work done has seeds to bring the same problem again,so please take concrete measures so that it is cleaned for ever for our future children of ths country.
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