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If Parliament logjam continues, Centre will be responsible: CPI

Updated: Nov 24, 2016 12:27 IST

New Delhi[India], Nov. 24(ANI): The Communist Party Of India(CPI) on Thursday said if the logjam continues in Parliament, then the Centre would be responsible for it.

"It is a legitimate demand of the opposition parties that Prime Minister Modi should come to Parliament and listen to the debate and should explain his rational and logic behind his government's decision. This is not what he is doing and that is why parliament is not working. If the logjam continues then the whole responsibility lies with the government. There is no point in blaming the opposition parties," CPI D. Raja said.

"The government is not prepared to review the decision as they are not open minded to listen to the issues raised by the opposition parties. Centre remains adamant over its stand. The Prime Minister has not come to Parliament to speak on this issue, whereas he goes on making speeches on the very same issue. When the parliament is in session, the Prime Minister is not coming," he added.

Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay said , "Logjam is where it was. Adjournment motion to be pushed by Rule 56. and pressing for Rule 193 and somewhere some settlement is to be brought back."

As the government attempts to reach a truce with a united opposition, which has disrupted both Houses of Parliament since the beginning of the Winter Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today attend the Rajya Sabha and is likely to participate in a discussion on demonetisation.

Since the first day of the Winter Session, the opposition leaders are calling for the Prime Minister to speak on the issue in the Rajya Sabha where the government does not enjoy majority.

Even though most of them support the government's move on fight against black money, they are protesting against the abrupt manner in which the ruling dispensation implemented demonetisation as even after third week of the announcement, long queues can be seen outside ATMs and banks with the people looking to either exchange or deposit old notes.

Rejecting the demand of opposition parties to roll back the decision on demonetisation, Naidu yesterday said the nation has supported the government's step to unearth black money, adding the decision has been taken keeping in view the welfare of the farmers and the marginalised sections of society.

He said that Prime Minister Modi took a bold decision to curb black money by invalidating the currency notes of 500 and 1,000 denominations. (ANI)