As the Parliament Winter Session enters its seventh day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a brief appearance in Rajya Sabha after repeated demands from opposition, but left without speaking, plunging the House into furore.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke to media after PM Modi left.
“Opposition’s proposal for discussion was accepted by ruling government and agreed for the discussion. Their main proposal was that PM Modi participate in the discussion and then they started finding excuses,” said FM Jaitley.
“There was mostly noise and no substance in what the opposition has been saying, during the discussion it was felt that opposition had no preparation they only wanted PM Modi to participate in the discussion,” Jaitley said.
“First day it was a debate without any pre-conditions, from next day they started putting unreasonable conditions and it continues,” he added.
“Opposition thinks demonetisation is a blunder. Don’t they think Commonwealth and 2G was a blunder? Entire country has seen that scandal-ridden government during whose rule all the black money was generated. Their government had the most scams and black money generated during its tenure. 2G scam, Coal Scam everything happened during their government. Those parties who were once a part of every scandal in the country, those who didn’t consider scandals to be a blunder, they are considering demonetisation to be a blunder,” said the Financial Minister.
“Government is convinced that our steps against corruption and black money are correct,” Jaitley assured.