Parliament Highlights: Congress MP from Tamil Nadu Manickam Tagore asked the central government to provide assistance in the form of food to Tamils who are coming to India from Sri Lanka as the economic crisis rises in the island country. Tagore said that due to food shortages in Sri Lanka amid the economic crisis, Tamils have been turning up at the shore of Tamil Nadu.
Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Finance Bill which will be bringing in new taxation and completing the Budgetary exercise for 2022-2023. The bill was passed after 39 official amendments by Nirmala Sitharaman were accepted and several by the Opposition were rejected. Speaking on the Finance Bill, Sitharaman said that India was the only country that had not brought in new taxes to recover from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned briefly during the morning session on Friday amid an uproar after BJP MP Roopa Ganguly raised the Birbhum incident in West Bengal in which eight people were charred to death. Breaking down while addressing the violence in West Bengal, Ganguly said, “We demand President’s rule in West Bengal. Mass killings are happening there, people are fleeing the place.”