Parliament monsoon session Highlights: Replying to a debate on inflation in Rajya Sabha, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday said that the government is not in “denial” about the price rise, and is instead having a “targeted approach, based on ground inputs to tackle inflation.” Sitharaman also highlighted that the Indian economy is doing much better than some of the developed economies and that the country’s macro-economic fundamentals are strong.
Earlier in the day, the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022, was passed in Rajya Sabha on Monday amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs to protest the arrest of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. The Bill, introduced by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, seeks to ban funding of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and gives the Centre the power to freeze, seize or attach financial assets of persons involved in such activities.
Members of Congress and DMK on Monday walked out of Lok Sabha, expressing dissatisfaction over the reply of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to a debate on price rise. In the middle of Sitharaman’s reply, Congress members walked out of the House. After a few minutes, DMK members also walked out as a mark of protest.