As the Winter Session of Parliament 2016 enters its sixth day, uproar continues over the demonetisation issue. The first five days have been marked with consecutive adjournment announcements and protests against demonetisation.
Since the beginning of the Winter Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not attended a single session, while deputising Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to answer the oppositions concerns over demonetisation.
Opposition has warned that PM Modi not discussing the currency ban issue in Parliament amounts to contempt and that a contempt notice may also be filed by the opposition against PM Modi.
General secretary of the CPI (M) Sitaram Yechury held PM Modi responsible for the repeated stalling of the Parliament session and said that Modi himself must participate in the demonetisation debate as it was he who made the announcement.
While in the Lok Sabha the opposition wants a debate and a vote, in Rajya Sabha the opposition wants PM Modi to explain his move as the central government is in a minority in the House.