'Demonetisation is a scam': Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi to face Opposition in Parliament

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was speaking to the media and said, 'Prime Minister Narendra Modi should come here, sit, debate and listen to us. We feel that this demonetisation is a scam and demand a joint parliament committee to look into it.'

FP Politics November 23, 2016 13:10:12 IST
'Demonetisation is a scam': Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi to face Opposition in Parliament

Maintaining their streak of not letting Parliament work for the sixth day, the Opposition made sure that Parliament proceedings were disrupted on Wednesday. Lok Sabha, which started business at 11 am, was adjourned for the day before 1 pm.

After the first adjournment at 11.07 am, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi spoke to the media and said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi should come here, sit, debate and listen to us. We feel that this demonetisation is a scam and demand a joint parliament committee to look into it."

Adding that people are not allowed to speak against the BJP government, Rahul said the Congress wanted the debate on demonetisation under an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha, but the "question is are we being allowed to speak."

"What the prime minister has done is biggest impromptu financial experiment. Modi didn't discuss this with anyone. This is not even finance minister's decision but Modi's," Rahul added. Asking why Modi was not ready for a debate, Rahul said that it is the prime minister's job to address everyone's doubts and clear them.

Lok Sabha witnessed unusual and quite a nasty ruckus when Congress and BJD MPs forced adjournment even after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan refused to entertain Opposition's demand of adjourning the Lower House.

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