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BJP demands Azad's apology even as uproar continues in Parliament

By Vikas

New Delhi, Nov 18: Both the houses of the Parliament witnessed chaotic scenes over the demonetisation issue on Friday. The BJP demanded that Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad apologise for comparing the demonetisation issue with the Uri attack.

Azad's remark in which he compared the Uri terror attack with deaths of people standing in queues in front of banks and ATMs was expunged from Rajya Sabha yesterday.


The government had sought to expunge his remarks from the official records of the Rajya Sabha.

According to reports, Azad had said that 40 people had died following the government's decision on demonetisation and that these many casualties had not occurred even in the terror attack on the Uri Army camp.

The opposition leaders marched to the well of the house in an attempt to corner the government.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, however, said people supported the measure aimed at to curb unaccounted wealth and corruption in the country.

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