Parl demonetisation logjam: Uproar continues in House as Oppn. corners Centre

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 9 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed its first adjournment of the day amid Opposition parties pronouncing the ruling dispensation as anti-farmer, anti-poor government over the demonetisation issue, which has plagued the Parliamentary proceedings since day one. The Opposition parties raised slogan against the government. "kisan virodhi, gareeb virodhi, yeh sarkar nahi chalegi" (We will not accept this government which is anti-farmer and anti-poor) Communist Party of India (Marxist), leader Sitaram Yechury while addressing the Rajya Sabha said that the demonetisation are ruining the lives of farmers. Lashing out at the Government, Yechury said, "You (Centre) will have to agree that this decision (Of demonetisation) is against the nation." Echoing similar sentiments, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati advised the government to rethink the decision of demonetisation. "Govt needs to rethink on Demonetisation or farmers will have to bear huge losses, they'll be ruined," said Mayawati. Meanwhile, tolerating the ire of the opposition Union Min of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan clarified in the Rajya Sabha that the nation has surplus food grain. "We have enough food grain," said Paswan. (ANI)