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Demonetisation debate stalls parliament for third day

Updated: Nov 18, 2016 13:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 18 (ANI): Both houses of the Parliament failed to conduct business for the third consecutive day of the Winter Session as the opposition refused to halt its protests against the demonitisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes on Friday.

The opposition in the Lok Sabha resumed their protest as soon as the house assembled for the day's proceedings at 11 a.m. this morning, demanding a discussion on the subject of demonetisation through voting.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) too resorted to protesting in the Rajya Sabha against Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, demanding his apology for his remark where he compared the demonetisation of higher currency with the Uri terror attack of September 18.

After the chaos created in both the houses of the Parliament, Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday, while Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30 for the fourth time after they re-assembled initially following the protest.

Both the houses of the Parliament was adjourned yesterday too after witnessing protest on government's move of scrapping higher denominators of currency notes.

Besides this, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MPs too resorted to protest in the Rajya Sabha over dispute of Cauvery water between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. (ANI)