Parliament Monsoon Session 2018: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 with the majority of the house supporting it. The bill will now empower authorities to attach and confiscate the properties and assets of economic offenders like loan defaulters who flee the country. Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha has passed amendments to Prevention of corruption act bill (2013). Both houses have been adjourned for the day. It will resume on Friday at 11 am with the crucial no-confidence motion debate and voting.
Earlier in the morning, Opposition leaders raised slogans against Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha for garlanding men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand. They raised slogans such as “stop garlanding convicts” as Sinha responded to the question.