Lok Sabha adjourned as opposition protests demonetisation (Lead)

2000-nNew Delhi, (IANS) The Lok Sabha witnessed disruptions and adjournments on Friday as the opposition demanded a debate on the government’s November 8 demonetisation move under the parliamentary rules entailing vote.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the poor were suffering due to the spiking of the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, however, said that the people supported the measure aimed at curbing unaccounted wealth and corruption in the country.

As the opposition members created a ruckus, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house till 12.

The scene was no different when the house reassembled, after which Mahajan adjourned the house for the day.

The winter session of Parliament began on November 16.

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