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Bring note ban ordinance in RS too for transparency: Cong

NEW DELHI: Congress today dared the Government to bring the ordinance on demonetisation for passage in the Rajya Sabha as well if it “believes in transparency”.

“We agree it is a Money Bill. But if this Government believes in any element of accountability of transparency, they should allow it to be discussed in the Rajya Sabha and voted upon,” Congress spokesperson Kapil Sibal told reporters here.

Asked about Congress’s stand on the proposed Bill to replace the ordinance to check a parallel economy being run on junked currency and propose a fine on receiving or keeping demonetised notes besides making it a criminal offence, Sibal claimed the reason why BJP “will not allow” that to happen is because they know that it will be defeated.

“This is again another failure of Bharatiya Janata Party when it talks about democracy and adherence to principles. They talk about principles… They know that people are unhappy, they know that across the political spectrum, the parties are unhappy, they know that their own ministers are unhappy, they know their own rank and file is unhappy. (AGENCIES)

 

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