J K News Today
New Delhi, November 18
Amid scenes of fierce verbal clashes, as the debate on demonetization having descended into apology seeking politics , Rajya Sabha was adjourned, while Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday as the ruling BJP and Opposition continued to disagree on the nature of the debate.
The opposition in Lok Sabha demanded that there should be voting after the discussion, the BJP wanted it to be a simple discussion and no voting after that.
Rajya Sabha erupted in sloganeering and counter- sloganeering as the BJP members stood on their feet demanding an apology from leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks in condemning the Modi government for having brought a policy, execution of which has led to 47 deaths , standing in queues to exchange their old high value denomination notes with the new notes, farmers and small traders having committed suicide akin to death of 19 soldiers at Uri army base in September by Pakistan sponsored terrorists.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkiah Nadu called these remarks as “ anti national” as these amounted to “ trivializing sacrifices of soldiers,” and equating demonetization with Pak sponsored terrorism . “ Azad should apologize for his highly deplorable remarks.”
However, Azad asked PM Modi to “ apologize “ for having caused death of 47 people with his anti-people measure of demonetization without applying mind and taking into consideration the sufferings that he has heaped on the people.
His colleague Digvijey Singh wanted to know,” what was wrong in Azad’s statement. Isn’t it a monetary terrorism on the large number of people of India” and asked BJP members to “ stop politicizing the issue and making it a patriotism versus anti-nationalism”
“ Who could be more nationalist than Ghulam Nabi Azad who survived 29 attempts on his life during his tenure as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir , before and after that,” Singh said.
As the clashes refused to die down, the chairman adjourned the House.