Finance Bill passed in Lok Sabha amid disruptions

RSTV Bureau
FILE: New Delhi: File photo of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.  PTI

FILE: New Delhi: File photo of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.
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Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley moved the Finance Bill 2018 in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amid massive Opposition protest. The Finance Bill as well as Appropriation Bill was passed with a voice vote amid chaos. The lower house was adjourned soon after the passage of bill.

Lok Sabha has been seeing a major protest by the Opposition as well as the BJP allies AIADMK and TDP over multiple issues including PNB fraud, Andhra Pradesh special status and Cauvery river dispute.

The house was first adjourned till noon soon after it met at 11AM. As the protest continued with MPs taking to the Well of the house and resorting to slogans, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely moved the bill amid noise.

The Fiance Bill is necessary to give effect to the financial proposals of the Central Government for the financial year 2018-19.

The Appropriation Bill, 2018 will authorize payment and appropriation of certain sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2018-19.