The debates in both Houses of Parliament on Thursday were marred by ruckus over demonetisation. Lok Sabha adjourned for the day at 12:35pm, while Rajya Sabha continued jarred sessions till 3:15pm only to be adjourned without any business. Neither Rahul Gandhi or Finance Minister Arun Jaitley mad their expected speeches.
On the opening day on Wednesday, the Rajya Sabha was rocked by Opposition’s united assault on the government over demonetisation, saying it had led to “economic anarchy” in the country.
The Opposition alleged selective leak of the information before the announcement which should be probed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee. Among those who demanded a JPC probe were Congress' Pramod Tiwari, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury.
The government rejected as baseless the opposition charge that there was “leakage” of the November 8 decision and said everyone was taken by surprise which is why there are “initial” problems.
Here are the live updates for day 2 of Winter Session of Parliament:
#Rajya Sabha adjourned till Friday at 11am
#Rajya Sabha resumes session amid ruckus
#Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm, as opposition continues to demand presence of PM (02:07 pm)
#Ruckus continues as FM Arun Jaitley waits turn to address House (2:00 pm)
#Rajya Sabha resumes business after a series of adjournments
#We want that debate should take as common man is suffering; Speaker hasn't accepted our motion of condemnation: Kamal Nath on demonetisation
#Ruckus over demonetisation forces RS to adjourn till 2pm; LS till Friday
#Houses resume debate amid ruckus on demonetisation (12:30pm)
#Both Houses adjourned till 12:30pm after ruckus on demonetisation (12:05pm)
#Rajya Sabha adjouned again till 12 noon (11:35am)
#Ruckus in both houses, Opposition demands PM Modi's statement on demonetisation
#Uproar continues in Lok Sabha after Opposition demands for a discussion on currency ban
#Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11:30am after uproar; LS still in session
#Debates begin in both houses (11:05am)
#There is a possibility that Cong Vice President Rahul Gandhi will speak in the LS today on demonetisation issue : Mallikarjun Kharge, Cong
#Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will reply in the Rajya Sabha on demonetisation issue, today.
#Congress, Left and TMC give suspension notice in both the houses on demonetisation issue
#Everyone has welcomed the move including the political parties but the problem is with its implementation: Shiv Sena on demonetisation
Demonetisation issue rocks Parliament: Opposition alleges 'leak' of information, demands JPC probe
JD(U) divided on demonetisation: Nitish Kumar hails, Sharad Yadav slams PM Narendra Modi's move
It is a war on black money, and you have to decide which side you are on, Naidu tells Opposition