Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2018

Day 6 Budget session Lok Sabha business washed out

TMC raises PNB scam in Rajya Sabha, House adjourned till 2 pm

Demands are generally guillotined after discussion and voting of demands of some of the ministries in the two Houses, but no such discussion has taken up because of daily disruption, though the government was listing discussion and voting of demands of the Railway Ministry and Social Justice Ministry every day in the Lok Sabha and that of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation om the Rajya Sabha.

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The second half of the Budget session of Parliament has been a complete washout since it resumed on March 5 after the customary break.

Earlier, the House was adjourned within minutes after it met for the day.

The government's insistence on completion of the financial business prompted the Opposition parties to make a dash to the Speaker to bring to her notice the "unusual" step to list the Finance Bill and the application of the guillotine without informing them. "It appears that even the Budget will be passed without any discussion, ' he said". The Congress is anti-democratic. They speak outside (the house) on democracy but don't practice it in Parliament. On the other hand, it is hell bent on passing the bill without a proper scrutiny.

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"We have included all important issues in list of business. We request all the parties to let the house function and hold constructive discussions", the Minister said. They will remain intact as per the Central government rules. It was the seventh day in a row when both the Houses of Parliament were subjected to repeated adjournments.

"They (the government) are finding excuses to avoid discussing the Nirav Modi and PNB scandal", he said.

On March 5, when the house was adjourned after the opposition stormed the well over the NPA and PNB issue, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responded to it by way of a press conference from the party headquarters.

For the unversed, a Finance Bill is presented in Parliament along with the Annual Financial Statement in lieu of fulfilling the requirement of Article 110 (1)(a) of the Constitution, detailing the imposition, abolition, remission, adjustment or regulation of taxes proposed in the Union Budget.

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