New Delhi: An emergency session of the Delhi Assembly has been convened on Tuesday to discuss the “explosive” situation arising out of demonetisation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for an immediate roll back of the demonetisation decision which has led to cash chaos across the country.
The special assembly session witnessed ugly scenes as angry legislators shouted anti-Modi slogans like Narendra Modi hai hai and Narendra Modi murdabad during the proceeding.
Rajesh Gupta, AAP MLA, said, “Woh (1975) nasbandi ki emergency thi aur ye notebandi ki emergency hai,” reported Janta ka reporter.
Kejriwal told the house that the November 8 announcement to spike the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes had caused misery to ordinary people.He further attacked PM Modi for his ‘kadak chai’ remark saying the poor was being “fed poison” instead.
“The situation is just the opposite of what the Prime Minister said. The poor are not sleeping. They are spending nights outside banks. Only Modiji’s friends are having good sleep. He has made the poor drink poison in the name of strong tea ‘kadak chai’,” Kejriwal said.
He pointed out that many people were standing in long queues outside banks and ATMs to deposit or change the old currency or withdraw money from their accounts.
“Some people are queuing up the whole night… Everyone is in the queues. Even BJP people, Congress people, even Aam Aadmi Party people…”
67 AAP MLAs and 3 BJP legislators was called by Arvind Kejriwal to emergency session claimed that “Demonetisation has created an atmosphere of emergency in the country” and “urged President Pranab Mukherjee to withdraw the draconian demonetisation rule.”
Speaking in the Delhi assembly, the Aam Aadmi Party leader also demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the entire exercise.
With inputs from agencies