Budget session: Opposition angry as Finance Bill passed without discussion

Lok Sabha protests

Lok Sabha protests

A letter to the Speaker signed by a number of leaders from different opposition parties said: "As per Parliamentary practices are concerned, without deciding/informing the date and time of Guillotine and passing of Finance Bill to all party leaders, it is quite unusual to include them in the list of business".

Members from Telugu Desam Party, an ally of NDA and Y S R Congress party also trooped into the well demanding special status to Andhra Pradesh. Post that, The Rajya Sabha was also adjourned for the day amidst these ruckuses on minutes after it reassembled at 2 PM without transacting any business.

The AIADMK meanwhile, has demanded a board for the management of the Cauvery river water.

From last Monday, the proceedings of both the Houses have been adjourned abruptly as members of various parties - Congress, Telegu Desam Party, Yuvajan Sharmik Ryuthu Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kaghazam and All India Trinamool Congress have protested on daily basis in the well of the House, showing placards and raising anti-government slogans. Naidu then adjourned the House.

The opposition has been demanding a discussion under adjournment motion on the Rs 12,600 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam and other frauds in various public sector banks. The government, he said, was ready to discuss any issue, but since the proceedings remained disrupted.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the opposition's demand for a discussion under rules which allow suspension of all listed business or entail voting (Rules 267 and 168). He, however, indicated that the government is rushing with the passage of the Union Budget in the next two days even if the pandemonium persists. "The party has asked all BJP MPs to be present in the Lower House on March 13, 14 and 15 so that important legislation could be passed", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters here. "Congress doesn't have democracy in their genes".

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

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley outside Parliament on Wednesday.

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