Assembly witnesses noisy scenes over demonetisation issue

Published: 09th December 2016 09:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2016 09:05 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned twice due to noisy
scenes over the demonetisation decision
of the Centre, which completed a month yesterday.
  Raising the issue during the zero hour, Opposition chief whip Tara Prasad
Bahinipati of the Congress demanded a
statement from finance minister Pradip Kumar Amat in this regard.         "The situation
has become akin to the Emergency
due to scarcity of cash in the market," he claimed.
  Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra wanted to know why the Centre had not taken
action even after Chief Minister
Naveen Patnaik wrote to the Union Finance Ministry to make provisions for people in
rural and tribal pockets.
  Congress members rushed to well of the House seeking a ruling from deputy speaker
S Marndi. Unable to run the House,
the deputy speaker adjourned the House twice, the second time till 3 PM.
  While BJD MLA Samir Dash said that the Modi government failed in its
demonetisation policy, Amar Satpathy also
criticised the move for impacting farmers and rural people most. However, the Chief
Minister had described
demonetisation decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'bold step'. The BJP
members, however, remained silent in
the House though some of them defended the Centre  outside the Assembly.

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