Sun, Dec 11, 2016 | updated 03:29 PM IST

LS adjourned for the day as protests continue over demonetization

Updated: Nov 30, 2016 13:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 (ANI): The Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day despite Speaker Sumitra Mahajan making all efforts to convince the opposition amidst uproar over demonetisation and Nagrota terror attack.

The opposition continued with its demand for a discussion on notes ban followed by a vote as the Lok Sabha began after a brief adjournment earlier.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat calmly listening to the discussion amid chaos in the Lok Sabha.

Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 p.m. following opposition uproar on the issue of demonetisation. When the House re-assembled at noon, the opposition members continued to raise slogans against the government.

When the House met for the day earlier, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded that the House should make an obituary reference to those martyred in the border areas and those people who reportedly lost their lives because of trauma while standing in long queues for money withdrawals before banks and ATMs.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the agitating members that the discussion on demonetisation is going on and the government is ready for a discussion on the issue at the border.

Mayawati of BSP alleged that the government is not concerned about the prevailing situation in the country because of demonetisation. (ANI)