Amid din, TMC leader Derek O’Brien said, “We want the

Amid din, TMC leader Derek O’Brien said, “We want the

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Amid din, TMC leader Derek O’Brien said, “We want the
debate (on demonetisation which was initiated on November 16) to continue but the Prime Minister is speaking outside Parliament and painting all political parties in poor light.
He should apologise.”
CPI (M) member T K Rangarajan said, “….the government is spreading rumour that bandh was failure. The government should apologise.”
Trying to convince the Opposition, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the armymen are fighting at borders and they are still on job. “We are ready for debate on this issue,” he said.
But the unrelenting Opposition MPs assembled near the Chairman’s podium, raising slogans “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.” The Chair expressed happiness over MPs shouting “at least acceptable slogans”.
Naqvi said, “We welcome your slogans but come for discussion.”
As slogan-shouting continued, the Chair warned the Opposition members that he would adjourn the House.
As the pleas for order went unheeded and Opposition members continued raising slogans demanding resignation of the Defence Minister, Kurien adjourned the House for the day.
The Lok Sabha also saw uproar over the obituary issue after Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge raised it as soon as the House met for the day.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan initially thought he was raising the issue of allowing the Opposition to bring an Adjournment Motion on demonetisation.
When Kharge clarified that he wanted an obituary reference in the memory of the soldiers killed, she said she had no problems in bringing the reference but the details were still pouring in as combing operations were still on.
She said she was aware that seven soldiers have been killed but let the complete report come.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House as it was the day when questions for the Prime Minister’s Office are slated to be raised.
But as Kharge was persistent, Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said issues of national security should not be brought into controversy.
Most opposition members, including those from Congress, Trinamool Congress, Left, RJD then staged a walkout.
The Speaker said it was sad that the Opposition had raised the issue like this.
As the House took up the first question for the day during Question Hour, the Opposition members returned and rushed to the Well demanding Adjournment Motion on demonetisation issue.
The Speaker then adjourned the proceedings till noon.
Later, Kharge and Trinamool leader Sudip Bandopadhyay expressed regret over the development but blamed the government for its inputs to the Speaker on the matter, a contention Mahajan rejected saying the government had no role in it. (MORE) PTI NAB KR PR AKK
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