Day three of the Winter Session in Parliament witnessed a choppy beginning as the Opposition created chaos in the Rajya Sabha over demonetisation.
The Bharatiya Janata Party asserted that the Congress party needs to apologise to the country for the controversial remarks made by Ghulam Nabi Azad.
02:43 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday.
02:38 pm: It's the duty of the Government to ensure Parliament functions, but here ruling party MPs are creating uproar: JDU leader Sharad Yadav in RS.
02:35 pm: Uproar in Rajya Sabha continues.
02:30 pm: Rajya Sabha session resumes.
12:35 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 02:30 pm.
12:27 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday.
12:20 pm: Heated argument in Lok Sabha between BJP leader Ananth Kumar and Mallikarjun Kharge over discussing black money in the House.
12:03 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the third time amid continued uproar. Session will resume at 12:30 pm.
11: 32 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12.00 pm.
11:30 am: Rajya Sabha resumes.
11:20 am: TMC leaders are protesting at Gandhi statue in Parliament premises over demonetisation move.
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11:15 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11.30 am.
11:08 am: Uproar in Rajya Sabha. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says Congress must apologise to the country for the controversial remarks made by Ghulam Nabi Azad.
11:05 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till noon.
11:01 am: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi speaks on demonetisation in the Rajya Sabha.
11:00 am: Winter Session begins in both Houses.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with senior ministers of his government in his chamber in Parliament.
According to media reports, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Anant Kumar were present in the meeting.
On day 2 of the Winter Session, both Houses were adjourned as a united Opposition demanded a debate on demonetisation, including voting, which was rejected by the government.
Opposition parties attacked the Centre saying the demonetisation move has hit the poor and the marginalised.
--With ANI inputs