New Delhi: Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Monday said the opposition is anxious by the way the people are supporting the demonetisation move, adding that the ban on high-currency notes cannot be rolled back.
"The government is ready to discuss the demonetisation issue in Parliament. The Prime Minister is trying to provide maximum help to the people and they are happy with the move due to which the opposition is anxious," Meghwal told ANI.
He further said that the Centre is expecting some positive suggestions from the opposition parties and added that demonetisation cannot be rolled back in any case as it will help to curb corruption.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a meeting with senior ministers in his chamber in Parliament to counter the opposition, which is up in arms against the Centre on the issue of demonetisation. Meanwhile, the opposition parties in both Houses have decided to stage a protest at the Gandhi statue in Parliament on November 23 against the demonetisation move.
This has come as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier on Saturday issued a whip to its party`s Rajya Sabha members, asking them to be present in the House for three days starting today. Both the Houses of Parliament were earlier on Friday adjourned following furore over the Centre`s move to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes.
In the Lok Sabha, the Congress and some other opposition parties insisted on a discussion on demonetisation under a rule, which entails voting and through an adjournment motion that implies suspension of all other business.
In both Houses, the opposition parties insisted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s presence while opposing demonetisation.