Source: News Bharati English28 Nov 2016 14:24:37
New Delhi, November 28: On 28 November, when entire nation opposed the so-called ‘Bharat Bandh’ and the opposition parties were compelled to change the strategy and decided to observe a ‘Jan Akrosh’ ( peoples’ outrage)day without the support of a single citizen, the anxious opposition benches started the day by stalling work in both houses by crying for Prime Minister’s presence in Parliament when the Government repeatedly said that its is ready for debate in both the houses.
In very disturbing unbearable noisy ruckus in LokSabha, Rajnath Singh assured that the PM will come to the Parliament and that the government is open for a discussion on demonetisation. Rajnath Singh assures that the PM will come to the Parliament and that the government is open for a discussion on demonetisation.
In Lok Sabha, Opposition MPs shout slogans and storm into the well of the House. They demand adjournment for a discussion on demonetisation. They started shouting slogans as question hour begins in the House. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asks Opposition MPs not to display placards in the House. In Rajya sabha too Opposition MPs begin walking towards the well. Slogan shouting resumes.
In RS, Ghulam Nabi Azad: "I want to make it clear that 18 Opposition parties decided on Jan Akrosh Diwas. There was no discussion of Bharat bandh. Only PM mentioned Bharat bandh. So he is responsible for it. But there is anger among people. 75 people have died after demonetisation."
In Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said people are facing huge difficulties due to demonetisation decision of the government. "We are against black money. It's only the way the decision is being implemented that we are opposed to. To end this deadlock, the PM should come to the House."
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh says he supports Kharge's statement. "Farmers are suffering the most. PM should give a statement."
In West Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee took part in Trinamool protest march in Kolkata against the Demonetisation.
In Delhi, AAP Chief virtually got himself slapped when he questioned about the payments being done for JP MP Mahesh Sharma's son’s wedding. Kejriwal’s brave poser melted when he got a terse reply from Sharma, who is also BJP's Lok Sabha MP from Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida).
He said, "Correct your information. It is my son's marriage. Yes, all payments are being made through cheque."
The common man is busy with his routine and the shopkeepers are asking the ‘victims’ of Demonetisation about the reason of the Bharat Bandh and JanAkrosh. People are telling the Protesting Parties that: Your Black Money sunk; why we should keep our nation on a halt?
When on 8th November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi first spelt out the #Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, no one thought of its hard-hitting impact on some political parties. Two party leaders like Trinamool Congress leader and WB CM Mamata Banerjee and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (unsure about his functioning as Delhi CM) are on roads without any sparing any minute.
The Congress Party and the Left parties are protesting as a routine agenda to stall the Parliament from functioning and the Mayawatis and Mulayams are too much confused about the tactics to demean the government; to be specific, Narendra Modi. Not to miss ShivSena, the NDA partner in the Modi govt, which is currently chest thumping in its very limited political space and might.
Bahujan Samaj Party Chief ‘Bahan’ Mayawati is saying (reading) that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who truly stopped the nation with his demonetisation policy. She was on Monday referring to the “nationwide Protests” (which only she is able to see). Mayawati, who seemed shocked from the first day after scrapping of 500 and 1000 currency notes, has even termed Modi app survey as ‘ fake’ and his app and said that the if the PM truly wanted to see the support of the public, then he must dissolve the parliament and contest elections with immediate effect.
Mayawati’s was not pleased primarily because, as she said, “Demonetisation was a sudden decision taken by the central government without preparation”. The second point was this particular decision was taken only to help the BJP get the political benefit and has triggered a situation of chaos throughout the country.
The Left parties, including the CPI(M) and CPI have called a 12-hour bandh’ or country-wide strike to protest against the demonetisation of old high-value currency notes in West Bengal, Tripura and Kerala.
Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is not joining the Left in the bandh call in West Bengal.
The Congress too has decided to stay out of the bandh.
Notably, Opposition parties JD(U) and the BJD are not participating in the protests as both Bihar chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik have welcomed the Centre’s move.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) gave a shocker to his party and entire opposition when he openly supported Modi’s cause. JDu’s prominent member and senior Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav was absent from the Opposition meeting on Monday morning, dropping hints of cracks in the Opposition unity. However, till last week, Sharad Yadav had been on the forefront of the opposition protest in the Upper House.
The confused NDA ally Shiv Sena has backed demonetisation but has vocally expressed its unhappiness over the way it was causing problems to people. NDA ally Shiv Sena has backed demonetisation but was vocally tried to thrash Modi personally sharing the dais with Mamata and others.
ShivSena Chief Uddhav Thackery tried to mix local, state and national politics which created a mess about ShivSena’s role in the NDA. But the Sena guns got a rust when Modi told the SS MPs that he will give an explanation to Late Balasaheb Thackeray in the heaven.
Reports say that Shiv Sena MPs received a cold reception in a meeting that lasted for barely 10 minutes, the Prime Minister called forth late Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray to drive his message home. “After I die, when I go up and meet Bal Thackeray, I will be able to tell him that I have done”.
On Sunday’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio programme Mann ki Baat, had slammed the Opposition for calling a ‘Bharat Bandh’. PM Modi in his address also appealed to the youth to learn about cashless transactions and hailed the benefits of a cashless economy.
Responding to the appeal by the Prime Minister youth are coming together to form a small forum to educate the common vendors, shopkeepers and citizen about the cashless transactions using their smartphones.