1. Demonetisation: Sitaram Yechuri plans to move ‘contempt of parliament’ motion against PM Modi

Demonetisation: Sitaram Yechuri plans to move ‘contempt of parliament’ motion against PM Modi

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, on Tuesday, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being in contemplation of the Parliament.

By: | Updated: November 22, 2016 4:13 PM
demonetisation, parliament demonetisation, parliament wimyer session. narendra modi parliament, narendra modi absent in parliament, sitaram yechry modi contempt of court Sitaram Yechury said that the Prime Minister goes out speaking outside when the house is in session, which amounts to a contempt of the parliament. (PTI)

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, on Tuesday, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being in contemplation of the Parliament. Speaking to reporters, Yechury said that when the discussion in the parliament was on the announcement made by the Prime Minister, then he is obliged to participate in the discussion. Yechury further accused the Prime Minister of the dysfunctionality of the parliament and said that if the parliament was not functioning, PM Modi was to blame as he was not ready to address the house due to arrogance.

Yechury said that the Prime Minister goes out speaking outside when the house is in session, which amounts to a contempt of the parliament. The senior CPI(M) leader said that he was examining the possibilities if moving a contempt notice against the Prime Minister for refusing to be answerable to the parliament. He further stated that he was consulting about the matter with all the opposition parties.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that if the Prime Minister was not bothered about the Parliament, then what were the members supposed to do. Azad further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was obliged to address the parliament after the important decision was announced. Both houses of the parliament have been under constant chaos in the aftermath of PM Modi’s demonetisation scheme and his absence in the parliament.

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