Both Houses of Indian Parliament – Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha had another rocky day on Friday as the demands from opposition for government’s clarification on demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes refused to die down.
BJP MPs raised slogans over the issue of of Ghulam Nabi Azad’s controversial remark during the day 2 proceedings, even as it was expunged from the records.
On Thursday, both the Houses barely saw any debate as all major party leaders repeatedly created ruckus demanding a speech from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of currency ban.
On day 3 of the winter session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was expected to give a speech in Upper and Lower House, but he did not do so. However, PM Modi did not make an appearance on Friday as well.
Friday will also be a lean day as the second part of the way is reserved for private members bill is unlikely to be used for debate on demonetisation or any other major bill proceedings.
Here are the highlights of Day 3 of Winter Session of Parliament:
#Rajya Sabha Adjourned till Monday (2:40 pm)
#Upoar in Rajya Sabha continues over demonetization issue and Ghulam Nabi Azad's remark
#Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm
#I want to know from Congress that what is their view on Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement: Venkaiah Naidu
#Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday. (12:30 pm)
#We have said we are ready for discussion, don't know why opposition is creating uproar in the house: Venkaiah Naidu #DeMonetisation
#We are demanding adjournment motion under Rule 56: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress in LS
#Govt of India is ready for discussion; Opposition should not run away from the discussion: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar in LS
#Committee on Bhagwant Mann Video gets extension for investigation, MP Mann asked to not attend the House till then
#Opposition demands PM Modi's presence in the House
#Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:30
#Bhagwant Mann case taken up in Lok Sabha
#Ghulam Nabi Azad says BJP should apologise to nation for making the lives of 1.25 billion people difficult
#BJP MPs demanded apology from Ghulam Nabi Azad for hs controversial remarks
#Currency ban debate: Both Houses adjourned till 12 noon amid ruckus over demonetisation
#MPs gather in den, demand govt clarification on demonetisation in Rajya Sabha (11:30 am)
#Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11:30 am
#Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm
#Uproar in Rajya Sabha-Congress must apologise to the country for the controversial remarks made by Ghulam Nabi Azad says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
#Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha sessions begin amid ruckus
#BJP issues 3 line whip to Lok Sabha MPs to be present in the house.
#PM Modi meeting senior ministers in his chamber in Parliament. Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar in the meeting.
#PM reaches Parliament. Meeting with senior ministers begins (10:40am)
#Despite Ghulam Nabi Azad's controversial remarks being expunged in Rajya Sabha, BJP to raise this issue in Rajya Sabha
#Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha sessions to commence at 11:00 am