The Day 1 of the Winter Session of the Parliament in Rajya Sabha, witnessed various attacks on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government over its demonetisation move.
Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Opposition parties alleged selective leak of information on demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes to 'friends of BJP' and demanded making public the names of those who had bought gold and foreign exchange of over Rs 1 crore since April.
Various political parties today came together to criticise the government's decision of demonetisation since it has affected the common man badly.
Here are the important highlights of Day 1:
Yechury questions 'fascist' govt
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury dubbed demonetisation as a "fascistic way" on part of PM Modi-led government to control people's personal lives and alleged that the ruling dispensation has created mayhem in the nation leaving the people troubled.
"Now we have Modi Antoinette, "If you don't have paper, use plastic"; what is the coverage of your plastic money? If you stop Rs 500/1000 notes, do you think corruption will stop? Now corruption will double with Rs 2000 notes," he said.