Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Lok Sabha for a brief period of time today, is likely to be in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow. Even though he was in the Lower House of the Parliament he did not speak anything triggering more protests by Opposition parties. Both Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BSP supremo asked why he was unable to say anything in the floor of House, while he was speaking on demonetisation outside the Parliament time and again.
Since the first day of the ongoing winter session of the Parliament, the Opposition leaders are calling for the prime minister to speak on the issue. Even though most of them support the government’s move on fight against black money, they are protesting against the way it was implemented as even after third week of the announcement on November 8, long queues can be seen outside ATMs and banks, with people looking to either exchange or deposit old notes.
During his speech on November 8, the prime minister had asked the countrymen to deposit all old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 by December 30. He had also said that those depositing upto Rs 2,50,000 will not be questioned but those depositing above this amount might have to face income tax radar.
With people from all walks of life continue to stand in quues waiting for their turns in bank and ATMs, many Opposition leaders have asked the government to sort out the problems being faced by the public as soon as possible.
Earlier in the day, Opposition leaders arrived in the Parliament premises and protested near the Gandhi statue against the Centre’s demonetisation move. Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’ Brian , leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad among many others were seen raising slogans to protest against the government’s demonetisation move.