Finance Bill, 2018 passed in Lok Sabha


The second half of the Budget session of Parliament has been a complete washout since it resumed on March 5 after the customary break. They also submitted the same in writing."This shows Government arrogance and unilateral move to bulldoze all the Financial Business without discussing them on the floor of the house", said the submission.Seeking speaker's immediate intervention to protect the rights of the MPs, the submission further says that the government is not taking any initiative to ensure smooth functioning of the House.

The BJP Parliamentary party meeting in the morning also saw the party leaders slamming the Congress for obstructing the functioning of the Parliament.

Countering the Congress charge that the BJP was blocking debate on scams by making its allies create daily pandemonium, Parliament Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar blamed the Congress for the impasse, saying its contempt for democracy as displayed during Emergency is for all to see.

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The BJP is likely to use its brute majority to push the finance bill through the Lok Sabha as opposition protests have washed out house proceedings for seven straight days. They speak outside on democracy but don't practice it in Parliament. The Congress is anti-democratic.

After both the houses were adjourned early on the day, Congress hit back at BJP.

Sources in the party said the decision came after repeated attempts to reach out failed to assuage the opposition, protesting, among other things, against the alleged Rs 12,700 crore PNB swindle involving diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi however did mention that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was not talking about the PNB scam, alleging involvement of his daughter, in what seems like a tit for tat to the Karti development. "Even the Prime Minister has remained silent", he said and added the government is defaming the opposition by blaming them for adjournments.