Highlights: Stop start day comes to an end, Rajya Sabha adjourns for the day
The Parliament is likely to witness for the second consecutive day uproar against the government’s move to demonetise currency, which has led to a cash crunch as people swarm ATMs and banks to exchange/withdraw notes.Parliament winter session 2016 Updated: Nov 18, 2016 15:55 IST
Both houses of the Parliament were adjourned for the day on Friday, with the opposition and the ruling side clashing over the demonetisation move as snaking queues continue outside banks and ATMs 10 days after the surprise decision.
Scenes similar to Thursday, when both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha failed to do any business, played out on Friday. The proceedings saw regular interruptions by both the opposition and the ruling parties.
The ruling side insisted the Congress apologise for the controversial remarks made by its leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during Thursday’s Rajya Sabha debate on the government’s move to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
Parliament was log-jammed on Thursday, with the opposition insisting Prime Minister Narendra Modi answer their queries on demonetisation, which has led to cash chaos in the country. Snaking queues of harried customers outside banks and ATMs continue to be seen even 10 days after the surprise move was announced.
Here are the live updates:
2:45 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourns proceedings for the fourth and final time on a stop start day.
2:30 pm:Rajya Sabha resumes proceedings amid protests.
12:30 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday.
12:15 pm: Uproar continues in Lok Sabha. BJP members demand apology from Azad over controversial remarks made by him on demonetisation on Thursday. His comments had been expunged.
12 noon: Rajya Sabha adjourned once again for 30 minutes moments after resumption.
11:30 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon after brief resumption amid ruckus.
Delhi: TMC protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament premises over Govt's demonetisation move pic.twitter.com/KyTkB5QNXA— ANI (@ANI_news) November 18, 2016
11:15 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11.30 am
11:10 am:Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon
11:05 am: Uproar in Rajya Sabha as BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says, “Congress must apologise to the country for the controversial remarks made by Ghulam Nabi Azad.”
11:00 am: Ruckus in Rajya Sabha, Opposition members enter Well of the house.
10:50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting senior ministers in his chamber in Parliament. Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar in the meeting.
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(With inputs from agencies)