Arun Jaitley to reply on demonetisation in Parliament: Centre

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi[India], Nov. 21(ANI):Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs H. N. Ananth Kumar on Monday said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would reply to all queries regarding the demonetisation process in both houses of Parliament. "Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will give replies on the behalf of government over demonetisation as it is under his ministry," he said. "I would appeal the opposition to debate in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. They should provide constructive criticism as we are open for a debate," he added. The Parliament witnessed an uproar from the opposition as soon as the proceedings began. Opposition members trooped into the Well of the House seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply to the decision to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier vented his ire at the opposition members for not cooperating with the government for a debate on the matter. "The opposition not ready for debate. They are trying new tactics everyday to disrupt the Parliament proceedings," he said in the Rajya Sabha. Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, however, hit back and stated that they were ready for a debate on the matter only after paying tributes to those who have died standing in queues courtesy this decision. "Please move an obituary and then we can discuss," Yechury told Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien amid uproar in the Upper House. The opposition parties want Prime Minister Modi to explain his abrupt outlawing of the old notes in the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority. (ANI)