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Finance Bill 2018 passed without discussion by Lok Sabha

Finance Bill 2018 passed without discussion by Lok Sabha

After the guillotine is applied, all outstanding demands for grants from various departments will be put to vote at once whether they are discussed or not.

The appropriation bill which was moved by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley contains taxation proposals and the appropriation bill for his fifth and last term as the opposition obstructed in passing it.

"Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi spoke on democracy outside the Parliament but don't practise it", he said, adding that the ruling party has issued a whip to its members to ensure their presence during passage of important bills.

While the two Bills will now go to the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House does not have powers to make changes to them, as they are Money Bills and will be considered approved if it does not return them within 14 days.

The government has so far failed to bring in any legislation in parliament in the budget session, which resumed on Mar 5, due to the repeated disruptions by the opposition parties. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has been postponed till 2 PM amid protest.

Amid protests, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar requested Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to take up the financial business at 12 p.m., to which she agreed.

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Some of the SP members were seen standing near the Speaker's podium and raising slogans against the Uttar Pradesh government while the members of TDP, YSR and other Opposition parties staged a protest and raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government from the Well.

Not much business has been carried out since the second leg of the Budget Session of Parliament began, with the noisy protests stalling proceedings every day, barring for one hour on 8 March when members participated in a discussion to mark the International Women's Day in the Upper House.

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

Soon after the House mourned the death of a former member and the paramilitary personnel killed in a naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, and listed papers were laid on the table, MPs of opposition parties trooped into the Well shouting slogans.

Kurien then adjourned the House for the day.

Neither Lok Sabha nor Rajya Sabha has transacted any substantial business in the past eight days.


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