Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Opposition parties accusing them of not allowing Parliament to function in the wake of the government’s demonetisation move.
“Government has always said we are ready to debate. I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha so I am speaking in the Jan Sabha,” said PM Modi at a farmers rally in Deesa in Banaskantha district of Gujarat where he inaugurated a cooperative dairy plant. He added that the events in the Winter Session of Parliament ‘has anguished’ President Pranab Mukherjee who has ‘tremendous political experience.’
At the rally, PM Modi strongly defended his government’s decision to withdraw old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes out of circulation in its pursuit of flushing out black money and counterfeit currency from the economy. “With our step on currency notes, we have been successful in weakening the hands of terrorists and those involved in fake currency rackets,” said the PM.
Demonetisation derailed: mamata
Continuing her criticism of the Prime Minister, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said except giving “bhashan”, he has no solution to the move that has “derailed”. “Modi babu knows that #DeMonetisation (is) now derailed. Except giving bhashan (lecture), he has no solution,” she said in a tweet immediately after Modi’s speech at a public meeting in Gujarat.