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Had PM informed about demonetisation in advance, hoarders would have found a way out: MoS Finance

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 15:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 (ANI): Backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the common man has become a soldier against corruption and black money after the announcement of demonetisation, Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Friday said the Centre did not inform about the scheme in advance so that the black money hoarders could not get time to prepare.

Meghwal told ANI that Prime Minister Modi clearly said that the public of this country are fighting against black money.

"If Prime Minister Modi would have informed about the demonetisation scheme in advance, then hoarders of black money would have taken precautionary measures by the time the rule was implemented," Meghwal said.

"It clearly states that the Prime Minister was talking about the people who are hoarders of black money. He did not take the name of opposition," he added.

Accusing the opposition for creating disruptions in Parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and MP Meenakshi Lekhi told ANI, "There are some people who are only interested in disrupting the proceedings of Parliament. And the people who are disrupting Parliament are solely responsible for not letting the House function properly."

"They are putting different topics to debate on to create ruckus in Parliament. There should be a way to behave in Parliament," she added.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 11 a.m, November 28, amid a continuing uproar by the opposition over the issue of demonetisation.

The deadlock in Parliament continues over demonetisation issue as both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments today. (ANI)