New Delhi: The winter session of the parliament kicked off today amid a stormy note with the opposition protesting the government over its decision to scrap old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 bills.
While the Lok Sabha was adjourned to pay tributes to sitting TMC leader Renuka Sinha and other global leaders who died this year, the upper house of the parliament began with senior Congress leader Anand Sharma questioning the government to reveal the black money hoarders list made up by Wikileaks. Taking a dig at PM Sharma questioned the PM’ remarks recently and asked him to reveal who is threatening his life.
He added saying that poor people have been hit the most hard due to demonitisation not the rich, Meanwhile, Union Coal and Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said the notes ban is the first time the government has done to honour the honest and punish the corrupt.
Besides the opposition also rallied up several other issue like cross border LoC surgical strikes, relations with Pakistan, plight of farmers, unrest in Kashmir, One Rank One Pension and attacked the ruling BJP.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accompanied by several top leaders including representatives of BJP’s ally Shiv Sena, National Conference, Aam Admi Party marched from Parliament to Rastrapati Bhawan and met the President to protest against the problems caused to people due to demonitisation move by the government. Taking a dig at the reform move she said initially ATM was ‘All Time Money’, now it is ‘Aayega toh Milega’.