An all-party meet over the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency was held in the Parliament on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior leaders arttended the meeting.
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The demonetisation issue on Monday figured prominently at the all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan with all major opposition parties, including the Congress, wanting a debate on it in Parliament.
The cross-LoC surgical strikes, policy towards Pakistan, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, besides OROP and the plight of farmers were also among issues that were raised at the meeting with parties demanding discussion on them.
Major opposition parties, during the meeting which lasted over three hours, urged Mahajan to allow a debate on demonetisation on a priority so difficulties faced by the common man could be highlighted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended a dinner hosted by the Speaker after the all-party meeting.
“Leaders of various parties have demanded discussion on demonetisation and the steps taken by the government to exchange the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir, holding of simultaneous elections to state assemblies and Lok Sabha, and state funding of polls also emerged as issues on which parties have demanded discussion,” the Speaker said after the meeting.
Meanwhile, hitting out at the Opposition, BJP on Tuesday said while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to curb black money and corruption with his demonetisation exercise, rival parties have “ganged up” against him.
Terming demonetisation as a ‘surgical strike’ on black money, BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma claimed that the general public is in the support of the move and now it has taken a shape of “people’s movement”.
He added that despite difficulties, the common man is supporting the decision.
(With PTI inputs)