Nobody prevented PM from speaking in Parliament: Congress

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accusing the opposition parties of not letting him speak in Parliament on the demonetisation issue, saying “nobody has prevented him”.

“He (Modi) changes his own assurances virtually on a daily basis. Even the policy with regard to demonetisation, there have been abrupt U-turns both by the Reserve Bank of India and by the Finance Ministry.

“Nobody has prevented the Prime Minister from speaking (in Parliament). He should not mislead the people. Only thing what Opposition has asked is that he should listen to us, participate and answer our questions because it is he who made this announcement,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters here.

His remarks came after Modi said to a large gathering in north Gujarat that “though the government has agreed, the Opposition is not letting me speak in Parliament over the issue (demonetisation)”.

The Congress leader also said that the Prime Minister was in the habit of “peddling untruths” and he did not believe in making honest, sincere and truthful statements.