Opposition to take on demonetisation issue in budget session

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New Delhi: The opposition parties today slammed Center government for presenting the union budget on February 1st and said they will raise the issue of demonetisation during the budget session of parliament.

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia while talking to reporters after an all-party meeting in the Parliament Library Building said the decision to advance the budget was against democratic practices.

The Trinamool Congress and the Shiv Sena did not attend the meeting, where the opposition again questioned the motive behind advancing the budget date before the start of assembly elections in five states on February 4.

The Congress leader said his party would raise issues like demonetisation, increase in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and security scenario in the country.

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Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury said the decision to have an early budget will have consequences.

“Demonetisation has had such adverse impact on the economy. Its effect will not be taken into account because the figures will not be available,” Yechury said. “The government should postpone the budget.”

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