With the Parliament adjourning for the seventh consecutive day following Opposition protest over demonetisation, it has been reported that PM Narendra Modi might be present at the Upper House of Parliament on Thursday.
Union minister Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh and Ananth Kumar on Wednesday held discussion with leaders of other parties to break the deadlock. It was also reported that the Home Minister Rajnath Singh will meet all party floor leaders tomorrow at 10 AM.
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PM Modi attended the Lok Sabha on Wednesday briefly and the government too has expressed its willingness to hold a discussion on demonetisation. Even though he was in the Lower House of the Parliament, the prime minister did not speak anything triggering more protests by Opposition parties. Both, the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BSP supremo Mayawati asked why he was unable to say anything on the floor of House, while he was speaking on demonetisation outside the Parliament time and again.
Since the Winter Session of the Parliament began on November 16, the Opposition leaders have been calling for the prime minister to speak on the issue and stalling the proceedings.The Opposition parties have been protesting against the way the demonetisation was implemented as even after third week of the announcement on November 8, long queues can be seen outside ATMs and banks, with people looking to either exchange or deposit old notes.
On November 8, PM Modi had asked the countrymen to deposit all old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 by December 30. He had also said that those depositing upto Rs 2,50,000 will not be questioned but those depositing above this amount might have to face income tax radar.