Congress trying to wriggle out of discussion: Naidu

2000-nNew Delhi, (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that by creating a ruckus in Parliament, the Congress was trying to wriggle out of the discussion over demonetisation.

The Congress members in the Rajya Sabha, as also other opposition members, demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence as soon as it met on Thursday.

The opposition has been demanding Modi’s presence since Wednesday, the first day of the winter session.

Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, Naidu said that the Prime Minister was not required to speak on “every issue” and that the opposition’s demand would be considered as per “rules and traditions”.

“The Congress, by making such demands and by creating a hullabaloo in the house, is trying to wriggle out of the discussion over demonetisation. They know it is going against them,” Naidu said.

“The Prime Minister is not required to speak on every issue. There are rules and procedures in place. The decision would be taken as per rules and traditions,” Naidu said.

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