The Congress has once again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi today for not speaking on demonetisation in the Parliament, even while he keeps on discussing the step outside it. Answering a question by the media persons in the Parliament premises today, senior part leader Renuka Chowdhury asked if the prime minister can speak and cry on the issue on television while speaking rest of the country,then why can’t he do so in the Parliament.
Her comments came even as both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned again today till 11 AM tomorrow morning. Since the beginning of the Winter session of the Parliament, both Houses has been seeing repeated adjournments, with the Opposition demanding the prime minister to speak on the issue and the government countering by saying that he would present in the Parliament and would also speak.
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People across the country were forced to stand on long queues across banks and ATMs to deposit their old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 since November 8, when the prime minister announced the demonetisation step to fight corruption and black money in the country. During his address to the nation, he had also asked people to submit old currency notes in banks till December 30.
Soon afterwards confusions were seen in several parts of tghe country as most of ATMs were closed and banks unable to disburse much cash. Most Opoosition parties even though supportit but continue to protest the way it was implemented causing difficulties for the innocent citizens. Yesterday, while the Left parties organised bandhs in some states, the Conngress and other Opposition parties accept JD(U) organised protest rallies on the issues.