We don’t just want PM Narendra Modi to speak, he must also answer our questions: Congress leader Anand Sharma

By: | Published: December 10, 2016 5:07 PM

Congress Senior leader, Anand Sharma has recently said, “it is wrong that we are not allowing the PM to speak, in fact we have been insisting on having a debate.

Demonetisation, Anand Sharma, Congress, BJP, Prime Minister Modi, Narendra Modi, Parliament Logjam, Winter Session, Note Ban, Note Ban Politics, Parliament Debate, Pranab MukherjeeCongress Senior leader, Anand Sharma has recently said, “it is wrong that we are not allowing the PM to speak, in fact we have been insisting on having a debate. (Source: PTI)

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegation that the opposition is not letting him speak in the Parliament, Congress Senior leader, Anand Sharma has recently said, “it is wrong that we are not allowing the PM to speak, in fact we have been insisting on having a debate. Speaking to a new agency, Sharma also clarified that at the same time, the opposition does not want the PM to come and give speech and leave. He must answer all the question asked on demonetisation.

Even earlier today, senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, targeting PM Modi for speaking outside the Parliament, but not inside it since the starting of the winter session on the issue of demonetisation, said that that whatever the prime minister is saying outside Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, should speak on the issue on both Houses too. However, the JD(U) in the past has given support to the NDA government’s demonetisation drive.

The note ban debate has been one of the the litigious issues in the Parliament since the start of this winter session, and both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have witnessed recurrent adjournments due to several verbal spats.

Recently, President Pranab Mukherjee critised the continuous logjam in the national legislature over the demonetisation move. Commenting on the chaos, Mukherjee said, “ For God’s sake, do your job. You are meant to transact business in Parliament. Disruption of Parliament is not acceptable at all,” quoted TOI. Referring to the President’s ambush to the Parliamentarians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today while speaking at a farmer’s rally in Gujarat said that the ongoing hitches in the parliament has anguished our President Pranab Mukhejee.

While the ruling NDA government saw President’s remarks as a signal to the opposition, opposition leaders believes that the message was also for the party in power, which need to respect the views of opposition and should responsibly let the Parliament run.

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