The Opposition parties staged a protest demonstration inside the Parliament building on Thursday as mark of completion of a month of announcement of the demonetisation move.Members of Congress, TMC, Samajwadi Party, NCP and BSP shouted slogans against the Narendra Modi government.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav too joined the protest to criticise the currency ban move.
Opposition parties have lined up elaborate programmes on completion of a month of demonetisation exercise.
On the other hand, the logjam inside both the Houses of Parliament has shown no signs of fading with both government and the Opposition accusing each other of stalling the proceedings of the Winter Session.
Here are the live updates:
# By simply posing for photo op in front of Gandhiji, you (Opposition) can't claim legacy of Mahatma Gandhi;You're insulting his memory: Naidu
# Gandhi ji gave call for Satyagrah to see that victory of truth prevails; What are so-called namesake Gandhis doing? Observing protest: Naidu
# The responsibility of running the House is with the Govt and Speaker not the Opposition: Rahul Gandhi
# Aaj 30 din ho gaye hain jabse Demonetisation decision liya gaya; Hum koi naare nahi rakhenge, black day banayenge, maun hoga: GN Azad, Cong
# The idea behind cashless economy is that a few people must get maximum benefits from these transactions, this has damaged the nation: Rahul Gandhi
# Lok Sabha mein agar mujhe bolne diya jaye toh main sab bata doonga ki Paytm kaise "PAY TO MODI" hota hai: Rahul Gandhi
# Gandhi ji gave call for Satyagrah to see that victory of truth prevails; What are so-called namesake Ghandis doing? Observing protest: Naidu
# PM Modi is running away, if he comes to the House for debate, we won't let him run: Rahul Gandhi
# PM's narrative has changed; started by saying its against black money,thn terrorism,then counterfeit currency&later cashless economy: Rahul Gandhi
# This is not a bold decision, it is a foolish decision which has been taken without any due consideration: Rahul Gandhi on demonetisation
# It has devastated poor, farmers,daily wage workers. We want to have a discussion. We want a vote, Govt doesn't: Rahul Gandhi
# Opposition is staging protest only to garner media space, Govt is ready for discussion in the house: Union Min Ananth Kumar
# Ye 'kala diwas' nahi, kala dhan ke samarthan diwas hai: Venkaiah Naidu on Opposition observing black day
# Entire Opposition is staging a protest in front of Parliament to mark protest against sufferings caused due to demonetisation: N K Premachandran, RSP
# Earlier, PM asked for 5 days, then 5 weeks & now 50 days; This isn’t right as not even 50% of the situation got better in 1 month: M Kharge
# Don’t know how much impact LK Advani’s statement had on govt, but we've been trying to carry on with the debate: Mallikarjun Kharge,Congress
# Opposition leaders stage protest at Gandhi statue inside Parliament premises over the #demonetisation issue