“They didn’t allow Parliament to function as they were not ready to debate demonetisation,” Modi told a rally in election-bound Uttar Pradesh. He said while the government attempted to stop corruption in the country, the Opposition tried to stop Parliament proceedings.
The winter session of Parliament was washed out after the government’s November 8 decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to curb black money.
“Even after the President (Pranab Mukherjee) urged them not to disrupt the Parliament, they didn’t listen to his advise,” Modi thundered.
“They did this because they were running away from the debate over demonetisation.”
Lashing out at the opposition leaders, Modi said: “They even threw torn papers at the Speaker to halt Parliament proceedings.
“They did all this to safeguard the corrupt when the government was busy catching the corrupt,” the Prime Minister said.