Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the Rajya Sabha today, as the government is trying to find truce with Opposition parties, which has disrupted both Houses of the Parliament since the beginning of the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. Since the first day of the session on November 16 the Opposition is calling for him to speak on the issue.
While most Opposition parties are supporting the demonetisation move announced by the prime minister on November 8, they are protesting with the way it was implemented as long queues continue to be seen outside ATMs and banks as people trying to withdraw money or deposit old notes. The government has given time till December 30 for the people to deposit cash in banks and had also announced that those depositing Rs 2,50,000 or less won’t be questioned by the income tax officials.
Yesterday, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected the demand of Opposition parties to roll back the demonetisation demans and said that the people of the country have supported the government’s move. Praising the PM he had also said that taking back is not in Narendra Modi’s blood.
Same day, there could not be any proper debate in the Parliament because of uproar by Opposition leaders wich saw repeated adjournments in the both Houses of the Parliament. Several Opposition leaders had also protested outside the Parliament on the issue. Rajya sabha MP Jaya Bachchan also joined Mamata Banerjee in Trinamool Congress’ protest in Jantar Mantar.