Opposition to continue protest in Parliament, presses for PM’s reply, JPC

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 15, 2018


On a day they were observing ‘Jan Aakrosh Diwas’ to protest demonetisation, Opposition parties today held a strategy meet where they decided to continue their stir in Parliament till Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to their concerns and a JPC probe is announced in the alleged leak of the decision.

A meeting of all the Opposition parties, barring JD(U), was held in the chamber of the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, in Parliament House here and it was decided that the protests will continue till their demands are met, sources said.

However, some fissures also appeared in the Opposition as the JD(U) skipped the meeting with sources saying party leader Sharad Yadav had left Delhi early this morning.

The Opposition parties have been divided over the ways to protest against demonetisation ever since Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee decided to march to the President against it.

While she was joined by AAP, the National Conference and Shiv Sena, an NDA ally, other Opposition parties stayed away.

The Shiv Sena has backed demonetisation but said it is unhappy over the way it was causing problems to people.

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