The Opposition on Tuesday jolted the Parliament by displaying two different 500 rupee notes issued by the Reserve Bank of India.
Alleging that it is the biggest scam of the century, the Congress said that the notes were of different sizes and designs. They displayed the images of two 500 rupee notes.
Senior leader of the Congress Ghulam Nabi Azad lashed out at the government saying they also ruled the country but never printed two kinds of notes. "We ruled, but we never printed two kinds of notes, one for the party and one for the government - there are two kinds of Rs. 500 notes and two kinds of Rs. 1,000 notes," he said.
On the contrary, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rubbished the claims accusing the grand-old party of making irresponsible statements. "There is no such provision where you flag any paper and say it's a Point of Order....irresponsible remarks are being made about the currency... Zero Hour is being misused," he said.
Another Congress leader, Kapil Sibal also targeted the government saying "Today we have discovered why the government took the demonetisation decision. The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) prints two kinds of notes in different sizes and designs."
Other opposition parties including Trinamool Congress also supported the Congress party. TMC leader Derek O'Brien backed them saying "Look at the notes. Mr Sibal has raised a serious issue."
However, the Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi raised questions on the source of the notes.