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Budget Passed In Lok Sabha With Voice Vote Amid Protests By Opposition

Budget Passed In Lok Sabha With Voice Vote Amid Protests By Opposition

Opposition parties have slammed the government and accused it of tring to pass the finance bill without discussion.

Members of the Congress were also on their feet.

Once the budget is passed by the Lok Sabha, it need not go to the Rajya Sabha if the daily din continues and that may complete the primary task of the session to wind it up early, the government sources said.

Tuesday panned out in an identical manner to previous days ever since Parliament reassembled on March 5, after a recess in the Budget Session.

"Mr Salim said the National Democratic Alliance government and its "estranged and potential" allies had created such a situation that discussions and debate were not taking place in Parliament on crucial issues, including price rise, farmers" distress, economic situation and allocations for the key ministries.

The AIADMK meanwhile, has demanded a board for the management of the Cauvery river water. Agreeing with the view, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the bills at noon instead of 5 pm.

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Question Hour and Zero Hour were washed out after members from the TDP, Congress, AIADMK, TRS, etc. trooped into the Well.

The scenes were no different in Rajya Sabha. However, the opposition persisted with its demand. Naidu then adjourned the House.

The ruling party also indicated that it will press ahead with the Union Budget-related processes even amid protests.

Responding to Opposition's charge, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that the government made all possible efforts to run the House for the past one-and-a-half week. Stating that the Chair is willing to allow discussion effectively as per rules and traditions, Mr Naidu again appealed to them to put an end to the stalling of proceedings.

This, the opposition alleged, showed the "arrogance" of the government.

The BJP Parliamentary Party held its meeting on Tuesday morning, which was attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, party chief Amit Shah and its patriarch Lal Krishna Advani, among others.


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