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Finance Bill: Budget passed without discussion in LS as protests continue

The Lok Sabha today gave its seal of approval to the Union Budget 2018-19 with the passage of the Finance Bill, 2018 and Appropriation Bills by a voice vote.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the bills amidst opposition uproar and sloganeering.

Later, the House was adjourned for the day. Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were washed out for the eighth straight day today, amid uproar by the opposition and NDA partner TDP on multiple issues ranging from India’s biggest Rs 12,700 crore banking fraud, special package to Andhra Pradesh and Cauvery water dispute.

The House was adjourned till 2 PM soon after it had assembled for the day. The Chair called it a day soon after it reassembled at 2 PM as uproarious scenes continued.

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