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Demonetisation war: Opposition to strategise ahead of Parliament session

Updated: Nov 21, 2016 09:03 IST      
Demonetisation war: Opposition to strategise ahead of Parliament session

New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): The opposition in both Houses of Parliament will meet at 9:30 a.m. today to discuss fresh strategy to counter the Center's move to demonetise high value currency notes.

"Monday morning plan. #Parliament Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha leaders of about 10 Opposition parties meeting at 930 a.m. Hmmm," Trinamool Congress (TMC) national spokesperson Derek O' Brien tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a whip to its Rajya Sabha members, asking them to be present in the House for the next three days starting today.

Both the Houses of Parliament have been witnessing a stormy debate over demonetisation during the first three days of the winter session.

In the Lok Sabha, the Congress and some other opposition parties insisted on a discussion on demonetisation under Rule 56, which entails voting and through an adjournment motion that implies suspension of all other business.

In both Houses, the opposition parties insisted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence while opposing demonetisation.

In the Rajya Sabha, treasury benches also resorted to slogans after Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi referred to the Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement that more people had died because of demonetisation than had been killed in the Uri terror attack on September 18 this year.

The CPI (M), in a statement, said, "Instead of immediate measures to bring relief to the people, the government has now reduced the limit of exchanging notes per person from Rs. 4,500 to Rs. 2,000. This will hit hard the poorer sections." (ANI)

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