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People don't expect continuous disruptions in Parliament from those they elect: Jitendra Singh

Updated: Nov 24, 2016 14:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 24 (ANI): Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Thursday said people of India don't expect continuous disruptions in Parliament and the Centre still hopes that good sense will prevail to live up to the expectations of the people, who have sent them to parliament.

Singh told ANI, "Unfortunately, instead of debating on a subject, it has now got defected to debating how to debate. I think most of time and energy is being taken up for deciding how the debate should take place. And it's quiet ironic and amusing because on the very first day of the Parliament session, the debate did start and some of the important leaders including those of the Congress party also made their presentations."

"I don't know what happened over night, maybe they received some ground inputs that were not to their expectations and the next day their other conditions began, but I think this is not what people of this country expect from us, from those who are being elected for this house. And, therefore, we still hope that a good sense will prevail and will live up to the expectations of the people, who have sent them to parliament," he added.

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)