1. Nearly 4 lakh people lost job after demonetisation: Sitaram Yechuri

Nearly 4 lakh people lost job after demonetisation: Sitaram Yechuri

Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today questioned the way the demonetisation measure was introduced by the government.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 24, 2016 3:53 PM
yechuri Farmers suicide has grown up by 26 percent. (ANI)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today questioned the way the demonetisation measure was introduced by the government. Speaking to the media, he said that there is a complete chaos in the country after the ban of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 was announced on November 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said that after the step was introduced about four lakh people have lost their jobs and more than 31.9 million people who were employed in textile or government sectors are also not getting wages. Speaking on the plight of the farmers after the NDA Government took over in 2014, he said that even their suicide has grown up by 26 percent.The CPI(m) leader also said that his party has served a notice for moving a motion of contempt against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not showing up in the House.

On Tuesday, Yechury had accused the prime minister of the dysfunctionality of the Parliament and said that if both Houses were not functioning, PM Modi was to blame for it as he was not ready to address due to arrogance.

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

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