The Congress Parliamentary Party Arun Jaitley today said that affects of the demonetisation would remain for long-time. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit he said that the country has come a long way 70 years and that there are nearly 23 cr e-wallets in circulation. He also added that a lot of people are trying to beat the system, due to which the battle between them and taxmen will continue. Meanwhile, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today for the very first time chaired Congress Parliamentary party meeting. The morning also saw allegations and counter allegations between TMC and BJP leaders on former’s allegations over the deployment of army soldiers near two toll plazas in West Bengal.
3:10 PM: Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday amid uproar as Opposition raises slogans against demonetisation and allegations by TMC over the deployment of army soldiers near two toll plazas in West Bengal.
2:28 PM: BJP asks its MPs in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to be present in both Houses for entire next week.
2:04 PM: TMC MLAs stage dharna outside Raj Bhavan in Kolkata demanding withdrawal of the army from toll plazas. Since yesterday late evening, the party is alleging over the deployment of army soldiers near two toll plazas in West Bengal.
1:35 PM: It is a cheap political stunt to defame the govt and drag army into unnecessary controversy, says Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on TMC’s allegations of Army deployment in West Bengal.
12:43 PM: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as Opposition parties continue to stage noisy protest over an alleged deployment of army soldiers near two toll plazas in West Bengal and demonetisation.
12:28 PM: Parliament security breach video: AAP MP Bhagwant Mann advised by the Lok Sabha speaker not to attend the House for another one week.
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12:25 PM: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri sector of the LoC.
12:05 PM: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 PM. The day saw Opposition leaders voicing concerns over alleged deployment of army soldiers near two toll plazas in West Bengal.
11:45 AM: Army formations in Eastern command at local levels are carrying out routine annual data collection exercises, said Major General Sunil Yadav after TMC alleged the army of deploying army soldiers near two toll plazas in West Bengal. He further said that Exercise involved collection of data in all NE states, including Assam,Arunachal, West Bengal, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Sikkim. Over 80 such collection data points established in entire region, personnel of army consisting of 5-6 at each point are unarmed, he added.
11:31: Government isolated Pakistan. It is giving tough reply to Pakistan. The nation is proud of jawans who die for the country, says Ravi Shankar Prasad at summit conducted by ABP News.
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11:11 AM: It is army’s routine exercise being carried out since many years, 19th and 21st November 2015 it had taken place too: Defence Minister in Lok Sabha. His reactions comes amid allegations of Trinamool Congress leaders over deployment of army soldiers near two of the national highway toll collection points in West Bengal. Speaking on the issue, Union Minister Venkiah Naidu said that there should not be any issue on it as the sate was informed of it and it happened last year and last to last year.
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11:09 AM: Sensex at 26, 337.18, falls 222.74 or 0.84 percent. Nifty at 8,120.70 falls 72.20 or 0.88 percent.
11:05 AM: Parliament session begins. Trinamool Congress raises the issue of “army deployment in West Bengal” in Lok Sabha.
11:04 AM: Opposition leaders meeting ends. After the meeting they decided to be ready for debate with voting rule in Lok Sabha & demand for PM’s apology in Rajya Sabha.
10:50 AM: The country has suffered tremendous damage as a result of incompetence of our PM, Rahul Gandhi said in CPP meeting. He also added that India never had a PM who based his entire policy making strategy on TRPs. He further said it’s high time for the ggovernment to develop a coherent strategy. The government had said that the idea behind strikes was to stop Pakistan from cross border attacks, but there have been 21 major attacks and hundreds of ceasefire violations since the strikes.
10: 33 AM: From a developing economy to a developed one, we have come a long way in 70 years, the Country has 23 cr e-wallets in circulation, which started only one and a half years back, Arun Jaitley says at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He added that long term effects of demonetisation are going to be huge.
10:16 AM: Opposition doesn’t actually want discussion, new demands & logic every time. They aren’t even listening to the Speaker: MoS Finince AR Meghwal’
10: 10 AM: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee continued to stay put at the state secretariat today protesting against army presence at toll plazas in several parts of the state and asked whether it was an “army coup”.
10:07 AM: No base in TMC’s allegation. It was just routine exercise by the army: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu.
10:00AM: Want a clarification by Defence Mininister on army deployment in WeBengal, we will be very vocal about this in both the Houses: Sudip Bandyopadhyay, TMC
9:48 AM: Congress Parliamentary Party meeting underway. Party vice president Rahul Gandhi chairs it. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs present.
9:01 AM: Congress Parliamentary Party meeting scheduled to take place today at 9:30 AM in the Parliament.
9:29 AM: Sensex at 26,396.27, dips by 163.65 points or 0.62 percent. Nifty at 26,357.90, falls by 202.02 points or 0.76 percent.
9:18 AM: Sensex dips 138.29 points or 0.52 percent to be at 26, 421.62. Nifty falls by 47.75 points or 0.58 percent to be at 8,145.15 in the early morning trade.
9:15 AM: The Sensex which opened at 26,437.37 points, dipped by 38.29 points or 0.52 percent to be at 26, 421.62 in the early morning trade. On the other hand, Nifty which opened at 8,153.55, was at 8,145.15 to fall by 47.75 points or 0.58 percent. Yesterday, the BSE index closed at 92.89 points or 0.35 percent down to finish the day at 26,559.82, while Nifty was 31.60 points down or 0.38 percent to be 8,1920.90 at close.
9:00 AM: Opposition have new demands everyday, they could even come up now with the demand that PM be present in both houses at same time: Prakash Javadekar.