Uproar in Parliament; 100 days are over, where is black money
New Delhi (Nov. 25, 2014): Uproar marked the first working day of Parliament with opposition alleging that nothing had been done to implement BJP's poll promise of getting back black money in 100 days and forcing the government to agree to a debate on the issue scheduled Wednesday.
Both Lok Sabha and Rajya witnessed uproar and the Lower House had to be adjourned briefly as the opposition sought to corner the government over the issue, which was a major poll plank of BJP.
"100 days are over, where is the black money?" chanted members of Trinamool Congress, Congress, RJD, Samajwadi Party and AAP, who stormed the Well of the Lok Sabha, minutes after it assembled for the day.
Chanting "bring back black money" and displaying black umbrellas, the members said the government had promised to get back black money stashed abroad within 100 days of coming to power but had failed to do so.
The House had to be adjourned for 40 minutes but uproar continued when it re-assembled at noon for Zero Hour.
The Rajya Sabha also saw uproarious scenes over the issue, with members from JD-U, Samajwadi Party and TMC on their feet when the House assembled for the day.
They kept shouting slogans and waving papers attacking the government on the black money issue.
By the evening, government sources said a discussion on the issue could be taken up tomorrow.
Earlier, in the face of uproar, government said in both the Houses that it was ready for a debate on the issue. While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave the assurance in Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu gave the promise in Lok Sabha.