Government ready to discuss demonetisation in Lok Sabha: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday said in the Lok Sabha that it was ready to discuss the demonetisation issue.

After the opposition parties in the house raised the issue, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar said the government was ready to discuss the issue to any length.

“Demonetisation is a historical decision taken by the government. I believe that no one (in the house) is in favour of black money. We are ready to discuss it under Rule 193,” Ananth Kumar said.

Rule 193 is for short duration discussion on the matter of importance under the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha.

Earlier, Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, alleged that the government had leaked information regarding demonetisation to some people before the November 8 announcement.

Later, Kharge demanded discussion under the Rule 56 (Adjournment Motion).

Subsequently, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house till 12.20 p.m.