Opp, not govt, shying away from debate in Parliament: Rudy

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Kolkata, Dec 16: Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today said that it was not the ruling party that was "shying away" from the debate on demonetisation but the opposition who were not letting the Lower House to function.

"It's bizarre to say that it's the ruling party which is shying away. But, it's the opposition which does not want to come along and debate on it (demonetisation).

Oppn shying away from debate

And today is the last day of the Parliament," Rudy said on the sidelines of a programme in the city. Their (opposition) only success was that they disrupted the Parliament session, the senior BJP leader and Union minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) said.

"We are always prepared to be in the Parliament. We have always been sitting there and the Prime Minister has been sitting there too. It's a blatant lie because the world has watched how the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs have been coming down to the well of the Lower House," the minster said.

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has been instructing her MPs to obstruct the House, he claimed.

"Actually, I have no idea, why people in the government holding important positions, are so restless about the issue," Rudy said.

He said that people have shifted their allegiance from Delhi Chief Minister and West Bengal Chief Minister to the Prime Minister, who has made the country proud.

"When the PM was elected or prior to parliamentary elections, there was a commitment against black money and corruption.

Earlier the black money and the corruption was tagged with the ruling party. We are committed and proud of the PM who has taken up this crusade and the common man has welcomed the step," he added.

The country is heading to a cashless society and it is need of the economy for a transparent governance, he said.

PTI 

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