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Parliament Winter Session Day 2: Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:36 IST

The debate on demonetisation, which kicked off on the first day of the Winter Session in the Rajya Sabha on 16 November after suspending all business in response to notices given by a host of Opposition members, resumed on 17 November.

The opposition parties have sought 21 adjournment motions in the parliament today for a discussion on the demonetisation issue.

Live updates:

3:15: Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow after the opposition continue to protest over demonetisation.

3:12pm: Uproar ensues after Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement; BJP says that the leader of Opposition was insulting the nation by comparing the demonetisation move with Pakistan terror attacks and should apologise for the same.

3:10pm: Attacking PM Modi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad says, "Pakistan terrorists did not kill even half of our people in Uri than those who have died due to the govt's wrong policy. He further said the opposition will not let the house function till the Prime Minister addresses the house.

2:05pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3pm.

12:58pm: Congress says the speaker did not accept their motion of condemnation, demanding a debate on the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

12:25pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day as opposition continue to demand Prime Minister's presence in the parliament to debate on the issue of demonetisation under rule which entails voting.

12:35pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the fourth time till 2pm in a day as protests continue on demonetisation.

12:30pm: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha resumes.

12:07pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30pm.

12:02pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the third time in a day till 12:30pm after chaos continued over the issue of demonetisation.

11:50am: TMC leader Derek O'Brien tells the media that the Prime Minister should be present in the house and we must vote on the demonetisation in the Parliament.

11:30am: Rajya Sabha adjourned again till 12:00 pm.

11:25am: Sloganeering against PM Modi continues in Rajya Sabha. Opposition up in arms and are demanding Prime Minister's presence.

11:22am: Opposition wants PM Narendra Modi to speak on the issue on ban of higher denomination currency notes.

11:15am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11:30 am after uproar in the House over demonetisation issue.

11:10am: Uproar in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha over demonetisation issue.

10:30am: BSP chief Mayawati says demonetisation is a sensitive issue and that PM Modi must address the issue in the house.

During the course of a seven-hour debate, the Opposition took on the government, saying the demonetisation of high currency notes is "ill-conceived", and it had led to economic anarchy in the country.

The government, however, rejected the allegation, saying the move is in the nation's interest, and has been hailed by the common man.

The Centre asked the Opposition to clear its stand on corruption. The Lok Sabha was adjourned yesterday after paying tributes to members who had passed away.

The Congress and the Trinamool Congress parties have sought an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha today for a discussion on the demonetisation issue. Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted all Opposition parties to cooperate and extend their support to the government's crusade against black money and corruption.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 17 November 2016, 11:41 IST