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United opposition to raise demonetisation issue in Parliament


New Delhi: Opposition parties on Tuesday decided to raise the issue of demonetisation in both houses of Parliament, signalling disruptions in the winter session that starts on Wednesday.

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Leaders of the Congress, Samajwadi Party, Communist Party of India-Marxist, Communist Party of India, Janata Dal-United, Trinamool Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and the DMK were present at a meeting held here to deliberate the issue.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the opposition will raise the issue in both the houses.

“This is a decision taken by the executive. So, we want to discuss this issue in Parliament. We will raise the issue in both houses,” Azad said after the meeting.

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Asked if the opposition also plans to meet President Pranab Mukherjee, the Congress leader said they first wanted to raise the issue in Parliament.