The PM is expected to intervene in both the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.

PM Modi asks all BJP lawmakers to submit detailed bank statements for Nov 8 to Dec 31 PTI/file photo
news Demonetisation Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:03

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked all BJP MPs and MLAs to submit the details of all bank account transactions for the period between November 8 and December 31 to party president Amit Shah.

The Prime Minister made this statement while addressing party MPs at the BJP parliamentary meet ahead of Tuesday’s parliamentary proceedings.


PM asks BJP MPs, MLAs to submit details of their bank account transactions between November 8 and December 31 to BJP President Amit Shah.

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) November 29, 2016

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Inside visuals of BJP Parliamentary party meeting #wintersession (Meeting underway)

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Following the meet, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anant Sharma told reporters that PM Modi will “intervene” in debates in both Houses of Parliament on the issue of demonetisation.

So far, all eight days of the winter session of Parliament have been a virtual washout, as repeated disruptions and adjournments over the demonetisation issue have stalled almost all business in both Houses. Opposition parties have repeatedly condemned the Prime Minister for shying away from the debate within Parliament. 

The government has also been facing criticism from sections of the public for the manner in which demonetisation and currency exchange is being carried out, resulting in a cash crunch across the country. The move has also faced criticism from prominent economists, who have questioned its effectiveness regarding stated objectives like curbing black money and corruption and stopping terror funding.