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LS adjourned till Monday, RS till 2.30 p.m. as demonetisation debate continues

Updated: Nov 18, 2016 13:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 18 (ANI): The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Monday following an uproar between a united opposition and the treasury over the issue of demonetisation.

The government is insisting that the Congress Party apologise for the controversial remarks made by its leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha on Thursday during a demonetisation debate on the government's move to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government is concerned about Tamil Nadu fishermen, and matter will be taken to Defence Minister and Foreign Minister.

Dr J. Jayavardhan of the AIADMK raised the issue of the Sri Lankan Navy firing on Indian fishermen off the Tamil Nadu coast.

There wes a heated argument in Lok Sabha between Ananth Kumar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge over the black money issue in the House.

BJP leader and MP Meenakshi Lekhi attacked the opposition on comments made by some MPs about deaths while in queue at banks/ATMs.

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2.30 p.m. following a heated war of words between the treasury and Congress members on the demonetisation issue.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice this morning.

As soon as the Upper House met for the day, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) members trooped into the well of the House in support of their demand for the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board.

Soon after the Treasury Bench members were on their feet and protesting against Azad's remark in the House yesterday. Following this, Congress members rushed into the well shouting slogans against Treasury Bench members.

Amid noisy scenes, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that people are unhappy with Azad's comment comparing deaths of the people in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir by the Pakistani forces with the alleged deaths of people following the demonetisation move.

He also demanded that the Congress and Azad tender apologies to the nation.(ANI)

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