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PM holding meeting with senior ministers in Parliament

Updated: Nov 18, 2016 11:05 IST      
PM holding meeting with senior ministers in Parliament

New Delhi [India], Nov. 18 (ANI): A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior ministers of his government is underway at the former's chamber in Parliament.

As per reports, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Anant Kumar are participating in the meeting.

On day 2 of the winter session, both Houses were adjourned yesterday as a united opposition demanded a debate on demonetisation, including voting, which was rejected by the government.

Opposition parties attacked the Centre saying the demonetisation move has hit the poor and the marginalised.

The main opposition Congress Party on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made demonetisation announcement on November 8, and thus, until the former comes to the Rajya Sabha, there will be no discussion on the issue.

"We raised this issue in the Rajya Sabha yesterday that the demonetisation announcement was made by the Prime Minister, therefore, he should have been present in the House, and should have listened to the opposition, and answered too. We wanted his presence in the House yesterday, but he did not turn up. We have been demanding since morning, and had also made it clear to the leader of the House yesterday, that until the Prime Minister comes to the Upper House, there will be no discussion on the issue," the leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad told ANI.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati also sought a reply from the Prime Minister on the ongoing discussion on demonetisation in the Rajya Sabha.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Mayawati said the issue is sensitive and a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) should be set up to probe the alleged leakage of the decision on demonetisation. (ANI)

Uttarakhand: Lightning kills three in Uttarkashi

Updated: May 27, 2017 15:20 IST     

Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand), May 27 (ANI): At least three people were killed and nine injured after being hit by lighting in Uttarkashi.

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Rahul reaches Saharanpur, discusses situation with locals

Updated: May 27, 2017 15:14 IST     

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GST Bill passed in Himachal Pradesh Assembly

Updated: May 27, 2017 15:03 IST     

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Yogi eyes making Ganga pollution free before Ardh Kumbh

Updated: May 27, 2017 14:27 IST     

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Rahul Gandhi heads for Saharanpur despite no permission

Updated: May 27, 2017 14:27 IST     

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Tral encounter: Two terrorists neutralised, ops underway

Updated: May 27, 2017 12:33 IST     

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Burhan Wani's successor Sabzar Bhat killed

Updated: May 27, 2017 12:33 IST     

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