RS adjourned till Monday following stormy demonetisation debate

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 18 (ANI): The pandemonium in the house between the treasury bench members and the Congress members over the issue of demonetization led to the speaker adjourn the Rajya Sabha till Monday. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned thrice this morning following the continuous uproar in the house. As soon as the Upper House met for the day, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) members trooped into the well of the House in support of their demand for the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board. Soon after, the Treasury Bench members were on their feet and protesting against Azad's remark in the House yesterday. Following this, Congress members rushed into the well shouting slogans against Treasury Bench members. Amid noisy scenes, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that people are unhappy with Azad's comment comparing deaths of the people in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir by the Pakistani forces with the alleged deaths of people following the demonetisation move. He also demanded that the Congress and Azad tender apologies to the nation. The Lok Sabha has also been adjourned till Monday following the uproar between a massively united opposition and the treasury over the issue of demonetisation. The government is insisting that the Congress Party apologise for the controversial remarks made by its leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha on Thursday during a demonetisation debate on the government's move to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. There was also a heated argument in Lok Sabha between Ananth Kumar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge over the black money issue in the House. BJP leader and MP Meenakshi Lekhi attacked the opposition on comments made by some MPs about deaths while in queue at banks, ATMs. (ANI)