November 28, 2016
Point of Order | Sudip Bandyopadhyay | Discussion on demonetisation | November 28, 2016 | FULL TRANSCRIPT
Madam, our target and our aim is to see that the House runs smoothly. We want the House to run, so the ruling party has a role to play. My submission to the ruling party and also to the Government is that we must try to find a way out to ensure that the House runs smoothly and a discussion takes place on the floor. The Prime Minister must reply so that a healthy debate takes place.
Madam, today in Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee has now started a rally with more than 5 lakh people. Madam, what is the Parliament for if we don’t discuss people’s sufferings on the floor of the House? If people are not aware what the Government is thinking, and if the Prime Minister is not addressing the House, then what will they feel about the Parliament?
Madam, the sufferings of the common people have skyrocketed; there is nobody to give them relief. The government must do something so that they can get relief. This is something for which Mamata Banerjee has been fighting since the beginning, for the poor people. We support any move to recover black money. Let black money be recovered but in a systematic way.
The whole situation has become very serious due the hasty decision. The government should have held discussions. Let Rs 500 notes be allowed to be used for a few months. This is our party’s decision, we are trying to stick to it. Let the Adjournment Motion be adopted and let the discussion start.