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Demonetisation: Cong seeks apology from BJP

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New Delhi : Hitting back at the BJP, Congress today sought an apology from the ruling party over demonetisation, saying it has “pushed back” the people of the country.

“BJP should apologise (for demonetisation) to the entire nation, not me. The way they have pushed back the country, they must apologise to the 125 crore people of this country,” senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said here outside Parliament.

Congress and BJP members yesterday clashed in Rajya Sabha over Azad’s remarks during demonetisation debate forcing adjournment of the House thrice in quick succession.

Azad had in his remarks compared the deaths after demonetisation with those killed in terrorist attacks. The remarks were expunged by the Chair yesterday itself.

Seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the demonetisation debate in Parliament, BSP chief Mayawati today said, “PM should let go of his dictatorial attitude and think about people of this country. It would be better if he comes to the Parliament and takes part in the debate and listen to what people are saying.”

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