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Centre disregarding will of the people, says Congress

Updated: Nov 24, 2016 12:27 IST

New Delhi[India], Nov. 24(ANI): The Congress Party on Thursday alleged that the government is disregarding the will of the people by not allowing Parliament to function.

"Truth of the matter is ruling party does not want parliament to function as Prime Minister is not wanting to come to Parliament, not wanting to be accountable, not accountable to the people of India on demonetisation and answer the relevant question causing great pain, agony and anguish to the common person,"Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

"You(PM Modi) are disregarding the will of people who elected you by trampling upon an institution like Parliament and disrespecting it by ignoring the institution by blocking the institution from functioning and by creating divide and rule policy inside and outside the house," he told ANI here.

"Unfortunately, people want answers from Centre and also from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Those answers would have to be given for your one unwitting decision of demonetisation that has plunged the country into economic chaos," he added.

On Wednesday, the Congress Party took out a protest march over the demonetization move and alleged that the nation is suffering courtesy Prime Minister Modi's declaration of an economic emergency.

Holding placards, scores of Congress workers and supporters gathered here to vent their ire against the government's move and raised slogans such as 'Modi mitra kushal, janata behaal' and 'Abki baar janata ki mehnat ki kamai par vaar'.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Ajay Maken, who led the protest march towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, told the media that Prime Minister Modi is least bothered about the poor and lower income groups.

The Winter Session of Parliament has not been able to transact any substantial business for the last five days due to opposition uproar over the demonetization of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes.(ANI)