PM Modi scared to face questions in Parliament: Congress

| Updated: Dec 11, 2016 19:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 11 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is choosing various public platforms and not the Parliament to justify his government's demonetisation drive as the common man cannot contradict his claims. Congress general secretary taunted Prime Minister Modi for speaking up on the demonetisation issue at a farmers' rally in Banaskantha district of Gujarat. "At such places people do not have mikes and only the Prime Minister has it. Also, the security personnel around him do not allow the common man to have discussion," said Ahmad. "The fear of being hit with various questions by the opposition is stopping him from attending the Parliament," he added. Ahmad also questioned the Prime Minister regarding recent seizure of huge amount of cash found in new currency notes. "Cash worth crores have been found at various places in new currency notes. The Prime Minister has to answer as to how the common man is unable to get even Rs. 2000, but the black money hoarders are able to secure crores of rupees,' he said. "Black money is getting generated at a fast pace even after the move of demonetisation by the government," he added. Prime Minister Modi yesterday countered the opposition's charges of running away from a debate on the government's move to ban high-value currency notes. "We are ready to debate on demonetisation but I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha so I am speaking in a jan sabha (public meeting)," said Prime Minister Modi. "Parliament is not being allowed to function. What is happening in Parliament has even anguished our President, who has tremendous political experience," he added. The ongoing Winter Session of Parliament has witnessed repeated disruptions with a united opposition demanding a debate on the demonetisation move. (ANI)