PM likely to take part in demonetisation debate tomorrow

Amidst allegations by the opposition, the Prime Minister is likely to make a statement in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

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New Delhi, Nov 23: Amidst allegations by the opposition, the Prime Minister is likely to make a statement in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The opposition has been demanding that the PM make a statement in the Parliament on the demonetisation issue.

On Tuesday, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the opposition is considering moving a contempt notice against Narendra Modi for refusing to make a statement in the Parliament.

Yechury said Modi must participate in the debate on demonetisation as it was he who made the announcement.

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Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister Ananth Kumar have reached out to the opposition. They are currently in talks with the opposition leaders to end the deadlock in Parliament over the issue of demonetisation

The Opposition parties have decided to launch a nation-wide protest on November 28 over the demonetisation issue.

The Congress-led opposition, including TMC and JD (U), have termed this nation-wide protest as "Aakrosh Diwas".

Earlier this month, the government demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, replacing them with new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 bills in an effort to root out black money and terror funding.

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