November 23, 2016
Sudip Bandyopadhyay demands a discussion on demonetisation under Rule 56 in Lok Sabha | FULL TRANSCRIPT
Madam, first of all you should thank the Indian National Congress because they have withdrawn their placards, which you requested for in your chamber. We should not always be criticised. We should also extend thanks to the main opposition party because they acceded to your request in the meeting.
Secondly, Madam, our party too has been protesting against black money; if you remember, we entered the House wearing black shawls demanding the recovering of black money from abroad. It stalled the House and you directed that the shawls be withdrawn and accordingly we did so.
Madam, when the Prime Minister came here today, I wanted to make a request to him that you are not only the Prime Minister of a particular party, you are also the leader of the House. Madam, we have approached you with the request to let the discussion take place under Adjournment Motion; this is the demand of most of the MPs from the Opposition.
Even today, Madam, near about 300 MPs from both the Houses sat for a sit-in demonstration in front of Gandhi ji’s statue. So what is the harm in starting the discussion? We will give our observation; we can start the discussion just now. With a brute majority, they will win it if it comes to voting; if it doesn’t come to voting, it is another thing.
But I will fervently request you to sit in discussion with the Government and to see that the debate starts from tomorrow under Adjournment Motion under Rule 56.