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Congress-BJP Clash In Rajya Sabha Over Ghulam Nabi Azad's Expunged Remarks

Congress-BJP Clash In Rajya Sabha Over Ghulam Nabi Azad's Expunged Remarks

Both houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon on Friday amid loud protests over the government's demonetisation move.

"We are not going to accept the fascist attitude of Prime Minister", he said.

Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice this morning.

The Opposition slogan in both houses is Pradhan Mantri Jawab do. But with BJP members continuing to stand in the aisles and raise slogans, Congress members too were back in the well shouting slogans.

The Parliament deadlock continued on Friday with the Opposition insisting on a debate on demonetisation under a rule that entails voting, and the government demanding an apology from Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for his controversial remarks. AIADMK members again trooped into the Well, followed by their Congress counterparts. When that did happen, she adjourned the Lower House for the day.

Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid loud protests by opposition over notes ban.

Soon after the Question Hour ended, Mahajan disallowed notices of adjournment motion received from different political parties over the issue. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anant Kumar said the government is ready for a debate but it should be done under Rule 193.

In the Parliament premises, BSP leader Mayawati told reporters: "All Opposition parties have decided not to go ahead with the debate over the demonetisation unless Modiji comes to the house".

When the house met again, the scene was no different and a united opposition including Congress, TMC, RJD and SP demanded a discussion under relevant rules, which entails voting.

Earlier in the din, papers listed for the day were tabled in the House.

At the fag end of today's debate on demonetisation, Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu put up a spirited defence, asserting that Mr Narendra Modi is the most popular Prime Minister of the country who has taken this bold initiative to "reform and transform" the economy. The House was then adjourned till 12.30 pm and then again adjourned till 2 pm as the Opposition MPs did not relent.

Initiating the debate, Congress leader Anand Sharma used wit and humour to attack Modi, saying he was "insensitive" to problems caused to the common man.

In the melee, the Deputy Chairman asked the MPs to introduce the Private Member's Bill amid continuous sloganeering by the opposition and treasury benches. The Lok Sabha also witnessed noisy disruptions, with the Opposition demanding a discussion under a rule that mandates voting.

BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav said he would move his legislation next time.