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Adjournment Motion over Black Money rejected

New Delhi, Nov 26: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday rejected a notice moved by the Congress party for an adjournment motion in the House on the issue of black money.

She also suspended the question hour to discuss the issue in the House, saying, the matter was already in the list of Business of the day and it would be discussed at the earliest. However, she did not give any specific time for the debate on the particular issue.

The motion was moved by Congress members, including leader of the party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, M. Veerappa Moily and Kamal Nath.

Kharge said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to bring back the black money stashed away in foreign banks within 100 days of coming to power. However, he failed to do so and even he was not able to disclose the number of account holders in the foreign banks.

TMC leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay said placing the discussion on black money as the "last item" of the day's agenda was like discussing black money in the darkness of night.

Responding to him, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that no black money went out of country during NDA rule. "Whatever happened, happened in your tenure...We are ready for discussion...The timings are decided by the speaker".

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