Both houses of parliament adjourned after demonetisation protests

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Both houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon on Friday minutes after members assembled amid loud protests over the government’s demonetisation move.

Opposition members created ruckus in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to protest the spiking of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that has led to currency crunch in the country.

In the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the opposition wanted a discussion over the decision under a rule that entail voting.

As the protests continued, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house till noon.

The Rajya Sabha was also adjourned twice — first till 11.30 a.m. and then till noon.

Opposition MPs assembled near the Chairman’s podium, raising slogans against the government.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi sought an apology from the Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad for comparing the deaths of soldiers in the Uri terror attack with that of people standing in queues outside banks and ATMs post demonetisation.

–IANS

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