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Rahul Gandhi eager to see PM Modi's "new emotion" in Parliament

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 13:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not steering clear of the debate on demonetisation yet, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that he was waiting to see what "new emotion" will he express over the matter now as his expressions outside the Parliament exposes his nervousness.

"He was earlier laughing and then he cried outside the Parliament, he should come in house and then we will see what new emotion he will show us here," Gandhi told the media outside Parliament.

"The Prime Minister should come here; debate will take place things will get cleared. They are stopping the opposition from talking on this issue. Why is he so nervous?" he asked.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Anand Sharma condemned the Prime Minister's allegation against the opposition and said that the latter is answerable to all in a democratic country as the nation has not chosen a 'dictator'.

"He will not do any favour on us by discussing this topic. It is a parliamentary proceeding. The opposition is not appealing them to discuss it. It is our demand and the Prime Minister should understand this," Sharma told ANI.

Defending the Centre over the demonetisation drive, Prime Minister Modi earlier in the day said the move had empowered the common man in the fight against black money, while taking a swing at the opposition and critics saying they were flustered as they were caught off guard.

"Those criticising the demonetisation move don't have problem with government's preparedness; they have problem that they didn't get time to prepare," the Prime Minister said.

"The common citizen of India has become a soldier against corruption and black money," he added while stressing on the need for India to move towards a cashless society.

Following the uproar in the Parliament over this issue the Rajya Sabha witnessed two adjournments on the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on black money in the pre-lunch session.

While Lok Sabha has been adjourned till November 28.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tender an apology in Parliament over his baseless remarks accusing the opposition parties of favouring black money.

Azad, who led the opposition charge, demanded that the proceedings must be suspended under Rule 267 to discuss demonetisation besides Prime Minister Modi's presence in the Upper House.

"In today's book release function, the Prime Minister made some statements. He should apologise for that. The way he has made allegations that the opposition parties are in favour of black money, it is an insult to the Parliament and all the opposition parties. How can he make such allegations against us?" Azad told Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien. (ANI)