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Parliament Budget Session HIGHLIGHTS: Lok Sabha adjourns for the day after passing Finance Bill

Parliament Budget Session HIGHLIGHTS: 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.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 11, 2019 8:35:41 pm
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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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    19:07 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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. 

    18:59 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    House adjourns

    Lok Sabha adjourns for the day.

    18:55 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 2019

    The Finance Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha

    18:49 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    18:32 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    (LSTV)
    18:27 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    18:15 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    Piyush Goyal responds

    Piyush Goyal addresses the house amid sloganeering.

    (LSTV screengrab)
    18:11 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    LSTV 
    17:56 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.


    (LSTV screengrab)



    16:51 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.


    (LSTV screen grab)
    15:39 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    LSTV
    15:18 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    15:08 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    (LSTV screen grab)
    14:29 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    Lok Sabha reconvenes

    Lok Sabha reconvenes.

    14:15 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    13:45 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.15 pm

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.15 pm.

    13:30 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    13:17 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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'.

    13:10 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    13:06 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    13:05 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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."

    12:38 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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."

    12:34 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    12:30 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    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.

    12:28 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    Lok Sabha reconvenes after 50 minutes

    Lok Sabha reconvenes after 50 minutes.

    12:18 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm.

    12:16 (IST)11 Feb 2019

    Congress MPs hold protest in Parliament premises against 'Operation Kamala' in Karnataka.

    12:15 (IST)11 Feb 2019
    TDP holds protest on Parliament premises

    parliament session, parliament budget session, budget session live, budget session today, lok sabha, rajaya sabha, shashi tharoor, tdp protest, indian express Former prime minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda. (File/LSTV GRAB via PTI)

    Former Prime Minister and JDS leader HD Deve Gowda also lashed out at BJP over '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." Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha saw protests on issues of alleged horse trading in Karnataka and was adjourned for around 50 minutes only to be reconvened at 12. Rajya Sabha was also adjourned till 2pm

    Telugu Desam Party MPs Monday protested on the Parliament premises over their demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh. The chief minister of the state, N Chandrababu Naidu, has also begun a day-long fast in New Delhi seeking a special status for the state. He has also demanded fulfilment of assurances given during its bifurcation.

    In the parliament session Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had cited data from provident fund, Income Tax filings and National Pension System (NPS) and said crores of new jobs have been created in the formal and unorganised sectors, including transport, hotels and infrastructure, although this may not be captured in official data.

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