Following the walkout of Congress party leaders and other Opposition from the Lok Sabha, amid uproars on the Nagrota attack, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi defended the party action stating that the leaders had walked out of the parliamentary house since there was no tribute being paid to the soldiers who were martyred in yesterdays attack. Gandhi also cited that while its a parliamentary practice to pay tribute to those who lost lives, the ignorance towards such condolences were unacceptable by the party leaders.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had claimed that tribute to the soldiers, martyred in the Nagrota attack, were not being paid since the attack is on and a detailed report on the same is yet to come.
On the 11th day of the winter session in a paralyzed parliament, political uproar erupted, today, with Opposition leaders raising issues relating the Nagrota attack and the demonetisation policy. Even as the Prime Minister was present at the lower house, for the first time since the winter session started, opposition leaders’ protest lead to the adjournment of the houses, without any positive proceedings of the parliamentary session. Amid heated arguments and chaotic sloganeering, the Lok Sabha had been adjourned till tomorrow (December 1).
BJP leaders had slammed the Congress and its supporters, blaming them of politicizing issues relating national security and Indian Army. Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu criticized the Congress walk-out from the parliament, despite the presence of the Prime Minister in the house. The Union Minister stated that the Opposition parties don’t want discussion over the demonetisation issue and also claimed that protesting leaders don’t want the Parliament to function smoothly.
The political storm, across the country, erupted since Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the demonetisation policy, on November 8, citing the rise in the flow of black money in the country. Following the implementation of the policy and as the currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were banned, there had been a chaotic situation among the common people, with never-ending queues outside banks and ATMS and cash-starved people waiting to collect the new currency notes.