Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a key meeting with senior ministers in parliament to discuss the burning issue of demonetisation and also to tackle the opposition who pressure on the Centre is mounting day by day.
The meeting was attended by Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Arjun Meghwal, Union minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha.
Opposition parties on Tuesday joined hands to stall pre-noon proceedings in Rajya Sabha demanding Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of each of the 70 persons who lost their lives post demonetisation and the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the debate on the issue.
The rare unity in opposition parties brought Congress and TMC as well as SP and BSP together as their slogan-shouting members trooped into the Well of the House, even as treasury benches countered them demanding resumption of the debate on the issue.
The Opposition is set to display its full strength tomorrow as it plans to protest against the Centre near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Parliament.