NEW DELHI: Speaking to the media after the conclusion of a BJP parliamentary meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start responding to all the questions directed to him in both the houses of the parliament. He said that the government is always willing to discuss on any topic that the opposition wants to, given that they maintain a proper order in the parliament.
“We have passed a resolution thanking the common people for supporting the demonetization move. Also, we discussed our strategy for the ongoing parliamentary session. We have accepted the demand of the opposition for the Prime Minister’s presence in both the houses of the parliament. Still, the opposition looks reluctant to allow for the smooth proceedings”, the Finance minister said.
“The Prime Minister will respond to each and every question raised by the opposition in both the houses of the parliament if they maintain proper order. They are just playing a blame game. When the government is ready for a debate why don’t you start discussing instead of making repeated protests?”, the minister questioned.
On the other side, the opposition parties have decided in a similar meeting to discuss the problems faced by Pensioners and Employees after the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. The opposition is likely to notify their decision to the Lok Sabha speaker under Rule 184.
The Winter session of the parliament is yet to see a successful session, as both the houses of the parliament have been repeatedly adjourned by the speakers due to protests from the opposition.
It has been reported that the government is planning to amend the existing tax laws to support the post-demonetization schemes. However, the passing of new Bills in the current scenario seems impossible as the government does not have a majority in the Upper house of the parliament.