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Obit reference for deaths due to demonetisation made in Assembly

 MPost |  2016-12-03 00:12:41.0  |  Kolkata

West Bengal Assembly on Friday saw obituary reference being made by the Speaker for those who “died due to hardship caused by demonetisation”.

Speaker Biman Banerjee after reading out accounts of the lives and work of eminent personalities said many people have died due to the “awkward situation” that has evolved due to demonetisation. The members stood in silence for two minutes.

The Opposition parties at the Centre including Trinamool Congress have been stalling Parliament 
proceedings for 12 days now over demonetisation issue and their demands include a similar obituary reference in the Houses.

Referring to the incident of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s aircraft being made to hover over the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport on Wednesday, the Speaker said there should be a proper inquiry to bring out the truth.

Later, the Assembly was adjourned for the day. A total of 13 bills will be placed in the ongoing state assembly session, which includes bills on education, home and transport.

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