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Currency ban debate: Ghulam Nabi's Azad's controversial remarks in Parliament expunged

Rebuking Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad For His Controversial Comments, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar On Thursday Said The Remarks By Former Union Minister Are “atrocious, Anti-national And An Insult To The Martyrs.'

PTI | Updated on: 17 Nov 2016, 09:21:56 PM
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad (Pic: Getty)

New Delhi:

Rebuking Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for his controversial comments, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday said the remarks by former union minister are “atrocious, anti-national and an insult to the martyrs.”

The comments have been expunged or deleted from records.

“Such remarks shows frustration and desperation of the Congress’s top leadership following the positive response from the public to the demonetisation move. Azad has not only insulted the martyrs but in a way has also given a certificate to Pakistan sponsored terrorists,” Kumar told PTI.

His comments have not only hurt the sentiments of general public but is also a blow to our soldiers who are working day and night for their country, he added.

“Such remarks are atrocious, anti-national and insult to the martyrs. Therefore we demand an unconditional apology from Azad to the people of India,” Kumar said.

The Parliamentary Affairs Minister reiterated that government is ready for discussion on issues related to implementation of demonetisation and even ready to consider the opposition’s suggestions if they have any.

“We have already told and requested opposition parties for demonetisation. And we are surprised that after having debate for one day how come opposition itself is obstructing and now running away from discussion on this issue,” he added.

Kumar further said the government is ready to start discussion on the demonetisation issue from tomorrow.

It is strange to note that, all political parties on record have stated that they are against the menace of black money, but they are running away from debate on the same, he added. 

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First Published : 17 Nov 2016, 08:31:00 PM