The Interim Budget 2019-20 was passed in the Lok Sabha Monday amidst sloganeering by the TDP MP’s demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh and walk-out by the Congress, NCP and CPI-M.
Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha proceedings were washed out for the sixth day in a row amid uproar by the opposition over various issues including special status for Andhra Pradesh. The house will reconvene tomorrow at 11 am.
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Shashi Tharoor: Was given 2 minutes to debate longest interim budget speech
Shashi Tharoor: I was grudgingly given 2 minutes to debate the longest interim budget speech in history.
The LS Speaker at first disallowed @INCIndia a second speaker on the Budget, but allowed @bjd_odisha one. He got five minutes. I was then grudgingly given two(2 minutes to debate the longest Interim Budget speech in history!)&my mike was cut off when I began. That's our democracy— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 11, 2019
Lok Sabha adjourns for the day.
Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2019
The Finance Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha
Interim budget: Demands for Grants passed by LS
Demands for Grants are put to vote, they are passed via voice vote.
Sloganeering continues in the backdrop.
Piyush Goyal lashes out at Congress
Piyush Goyal: Congress party is not able to digest the fact that so much of development can happen in 5 years.
Govt has taken care of all sections in budget: Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal: The government has taken care of all sections and classes of the society in the interim budget.
Piyush Goyal responds
Piyush Goyal addresses the house amid sloganeering.
Shashi Tharoor on interim budget 2019-20
Shashi Tharoor said that Congress party would have welcomed the tax exemption move by the govt, but then it is coming from the government that is 'pulling cash out' of the middle class.
He also said that the AIIMS in Kerala still hasn't come and no money has been allocated with regards to the damage caused by Cyclone Okchi.
Discussion on interim budget underway in LS
Asaduddin Owaisi(AIMIM): BJP Manifesto talks about modification of Madarsas across the country, but in reality, it has reduced its monetary allocation. Haj subsidy to Muslims has also been waived off, he said.
Meanwhile, MP Rajesh Ranjan (Pappu Yadav) said that the interim budget 2019-20 has neglected Bihar.
Every time we ask for special status, we are misguided: RN Kinjarapur
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is in the Chair. TDP MP R N Kinjarapur raises the issue of special package for Andhra Pradesh
"Every time we ask for special status, we are misguided," Kinjarapur said.
Nothing for the youth in budget: Jitendra Chaudhary
Jitendra Chaudhary, CPI-M, Tripura East: "There was nothing in this Budget about the future of our youth," Chaudhary said. He also targeted the central government over unemployment rates.
Saugata Roy attacks government over unemployment data
Roy alleges that the government is not releasing the data on unemployment because it is in all-time high.
Lok Sabha: General discussion on interim budget taking place
Lok Sabha reassembles. Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai presides over the Lower House. Saugata Roy, AITC (West Bengal)is currently speaking.
General discussion on the interim budget 2019-20 is taking place.
Lok Sabha reconvenes
Lok Sabha reconvenes.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
Rajya Sabha reconvened at 2pm only to be adjourned for the day following protests by opposition parties over various issues.
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.15 pm
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.15 pm.
Funds for schemes diverted to advertisements: Moily
Most of the funds allocated for 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme have been diverted to advertisements of the BJP government, said Moily. Terming it a "PM Bachao" activity, Moily said, the central govt is paying a selected number of media and channels to prove that it is a clean government.
They (BJP) don't have any reliance on Constitution, but only on 'Reliance': M Veerappa Moily
"They (BJP) have scanty regard for PM office, scanty regard for Parliament and Constitution, " said Moily. "They don't have any reliance on the Constitution of the country. They reliance lies only on 'Reliance'.
PM would emerge as number one accused if Lokpal Bill is implemented: M Veerappa Moily
"If Lokpal Bill would have been implemented, the PM would have been the number one accused," M Veerappa Moily said. According to him, that is why the anti-corruption bill is not being implemented the government.
If anybody is to blame in this Rafale deal, it is PM and PM alone: M Veerappa Moily
"If anybody is to blame in this Rafale deal, it is PM and PM alone," said M Veerappa Moily.
Rafale deal is becoming murkier with each passing day: Congress MP M Veerappa Moily
Congress MP M Veerappa Moily (Karnataka) said, "Rafale deal is becoming murkier with each passing day.... We are not against the purchase of aircraft. But we cannot deprive the public sector for that."
Something like 'Operation Kamala' should not happen: Deve Gowda
JDS leader HD Deve Gowda said, "'Operation Kamala' started for the first time in 2009 in Karnataka. I request this government that this type of operation should not happen. Such a situation should not arise."
Govt could have declared such popular budget schemes in last year's budget only: AIADMK MP
Thambi Durai (AIADMK), MP from Tamil Nadu said, a government cannot announce such 'popular' schemes in an interim budget. If they wanted to take certain welfare measures, they could have declared the schemes in their last year's budget, he said.
A P Jitender Reddy raises concerns about the 129 Indian students detained in US
A P Jitender Reddy raised concerns about the 129 Indian students detained in the US in a case related to admission to a fake university. He requested the government to assume a holistic approach towards the matter.
Lok Sabha reconvenes after 50 minutes
Lok Sabha reconvenes after 50 minutes.
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm.
TDP holds protest on Parliament premises