New Delhi: In a shocking disclosure Congress senior leader Kapil Sibbal alleged in the House today that the Reserve Bank of Inia was printing two types of notes. "The RBI prints two types of currency notes. These are of different size and different design... how is it possible?" Sibal said as he displayed pictures of two types of notes pasted on a placard.
Congress is calling it the biggest scam of the century. SIbbal said, "Today we have discovered why the government took the demonetisation decision. The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) prints two kinds of notes in different sizes and designs."
"We ruled, but we never printed two kinds of notes, one for the party and one for the government - there are two kinds of Rs. 500 notes and two kinds of Rs. 2,000 notes," said Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice on Tuesday over "two types" of currency notes.
The Congress, displaying images of two Rs. 500 notes in the Rajya Sabha and claiming they were of different sizes and designs, alleged the "biggest scam of the century".
As soon as the house met for the day, Congress member Kapil Sibal alleged that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was printing two types of Rs 500 currency notes.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the demonetisation was the "biggest scam of this century".
Other opposition leaders, including Trinamool Congress' Derek O'Brien, Janata Dal-United's Sharad Yadav and Samajwadi Party's Naresh Agrawal also joined the Congress members in raising the issue.
However, Union ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party protested against the issue being raised during Zero Hour and as a Point of Order.
Leader of the House Arun Jaitley accused the opposition of raising "frivolous" issues day by day in the house.
As the opposition members created ruckus, and the treasury benches members shouted back, the Chair adjourned the house for 10 minutes.
But when the house met again, the Congress members again trooped to the Chairman's podium, raising slogans against the government.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that if the members want a discussion on the issue, they can give a notice for it.
"You will get the answer," Naqvi said.
However, the opposition members kept raising slogans and the Chair again adjourned the house till 12 p.m.
News24Bureau with Agencies