It has been exactly a month since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government’s decision to demonetisation Rs 500 and Rs 1000. The opposition parties have created a ruckus in both the houses of the parliament over the issue. However, on Thursday the Congress party has announced that they are going to observe black day in the parliament.
“It has been a month since the demonetisation drive was undertaken. Today we will not protest but observe a black day in the parliament. Today we will be silent in the parliament,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told the media.
However, the opposition leaders are protesting in front of the Gandhi statue outside the parliament to protest against demoentisation.
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BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu lashed out at the parliament saying they are not obsserving a black day but only supporting black money by opposing demonetisation. While Union Minister Ananth Kumar who got an earful from senior BJP leader LK Advani yesterday said that the opposition was only staging protest to garner media space.
With the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha being adjourned every other day after uproar by the members of the house over the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive, senior BJP leader lashed out the speaker and the Modi government.
Advani said that he was extremely disappointed with the way Lok Sabha proceedings were being disrupted due to protests. He further said that neither the Speaker nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister was running the House.
Parliament is being stalled for the consecutive days due to uproar by the opposition partied who are demanding a debate on demonetisation and PM Modi’s presence in the parliament. However, protests continued even after the Prime Minister was present in parliament. BJP leaders have also said that they were also ready to have a discussion over demonetisation.