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PM Modi can speak on TV, pop concert, but not in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi

"He can speak on the television, at pop concerts but not in the Parliament?," Rahul said.

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Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emotional address to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers on Tuesday over demonetization, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned the former asking him what objection did he have in coming to the Parliament and facing the Opposition and having an open debate on the matter.

"Why can't the Prime Minister just come to the Parliament? He can speak on the television, at pop concerts but not in the Parliament?," Rahul told he media here following an adjourned session. 

Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi asserted that the demonetization of high value currency is just a beginning of his government's deep and continuous struggle against black money.

Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister said that the decision is in the interest of poor and middle class, adding that his government is dedicated to eradicate the evils of black money and corruption which have affected people in the last 70 years.

Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha witnessed uproarious scene as the united opposition stuck to its demand to discuss the demonetization issue under rules entailing voting. 

Scenes were no different in Rajya Sabha as the House today witnessed noisy scenes with the Opposition demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence in the House and payment of compensation to those who died of trauma, while queuing up before banks and ATMs following demonetization of high value currency notes. 

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