PRI GEN NAT
Uproar by the Opposition members continued when the House reconvened at 2 pm with the opposition demanding apology from the Prime Minister for certain remarks he had made targeting the critics of demonetisation.
With the Prime Minister present in the House as demanded by the Opposition for days, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien went ahead to resume discussion on demonitisation.
However, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi stood up and said that Modi never came to the House but always spoke outside the Parliament.
Members from the ruling side objected to his utterances and said discussion should begin.
In the din, Congress leaders and those from the BSP and others trooped into the well of the House demanding apology from the PM and shouting slogans asking the government to return people’s money back into their own hands.
Agitated over this, I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the Opposition has been exposed and Congress should apologise for the 60 years of misrule.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also objected to the demand for apology by the Prime Minister questioning whether he should apologise for targeting black money hoarders.
He said it was the Congress which should apologise to the poor for what they done in the 60 years of rule.
Kurien kept insisting that the Opposition’s demand was that Modi should be present and now since he is here, the discussion should start.
With the protests showing no signs of abating, Kurien adjourned the House till tomorrow morning. PTI SAP AKK