Lok Sabha adjourned after opposition protests demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned within minutes of convening on Friday as opposition members protested loudly and demanded a debate on the government’s demonitisation move under rules than entail voting.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the poor were suffering due to the spiking of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, however, said people supported the measure aimed at to curb unaccounted wealth and corruption in the country.

As opposition members created ruckus, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house till 12.