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Lok Sabha adjourned amid Oppn protests over demonetisation, Rijiju

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day amid noisy Opposition’s protest after it was back in office after four days.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2016 13:21 IST
Saubhadra Chatterji
Saubhadra Chatterji
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The winter session of the Parliament seems to be heading towards a total washout with only two days remaining in the session. (PTI Photo)

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day amid noisy protests by Opposition and ruling party lawmakers on Wednesday, deepening fears of a total washout of Parliament’s winter session.

Rajya Sabha was also adjourned till 2 pm after opposition members led by the Congress sought a discussion on demonetisation.

In the Lower House, the Congress and other opposition parties trained guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and junior home minister Kiran Rijiju over an alleged power scam. The BJP hit back, citing TV sting operations that allegedly showed four MPs negotiating on exchanging black money.

“The sting operation shows that MPs are sitting to deal the money which PM Narendra Modi brought for the poor people of this country,” parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said, amid noisy protests by opposition MPs.

“Today they will be exposed. Today the Congress party is looking like commission agent. How will the SP and BSP show their faces?” said senior BJP meber Jagdambika Pal.

Even as Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan assured that both sides will get a chance to speak, they continued to clash.

Just two days are left in this session of Parliament.

In the Rajya Sabha, chairman Hamid Ansari criticised the opposition for bringing up issues not listed on the agenda.

“Don’t introduce a Jekyll and Hyde personality in the House. Other issues will be taken up at other times. I do repeat that the House is showing propensity of a Jekyll and Hyde character. I fail to understand this,” Ansari said.

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First Published: Dec 14, 2016 13:12 IST