Budget Session: Govt keen on passing Finance Bill & GST

SansadTV Bureau

With important legislative agenda pass the Finance Bill, the second half of the Budget session of Parliament will begin on Thursday followed by demands for grants.

New Delhi: Union Home minister Rajnath Singh with Union Defence minister Manohar Parrikar at Parliament House. Photo - PTI

New Delhi: Union Home minister Rajnath Singh with Union Defence minister Manohar Parrikar at Parliament House.
Photo – PTI

Government is also keen on passing two supporting legislations to the goods and services tax Bill

During the first half of the session, January 31 to February 9, the opposition had targeted Modi over the impact of demonetisation and picked holes in Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

House will pay obituaries to the sitting member Haji Abdul Salam. The sitting congress leader passed away following a brief illness. He was 69.

Haji Abdul Salam was the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of RS from Manipur. He had been representing the state in the upper house since 2014.

Rajya Sabha is expected to take The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 part 2 of the budget session. the Government had promulgated several ordinances in recent past as it could not pass the bill in Winter Session of Parliament.

The Bill amends the Enemy Property Act, which guards against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan and China after wars.