Budget Session Highlights: Parliament Approves Budget 2023-24, Both Houses Adjourned

Budget Session Highlights: Several Opposition parties have been demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani row.

Budget Session Highlights: Parliament Approves Budget 2023-24, Both Houses Adjourned

The Budget Session of Parliament resumes on Tuesday (File)

New Delhi:

The Parliament on Monday approved the Union Budget for 2023-24 even as opposition protests disrupted the ongoing Budget Session again.

After resuming at 4 pm, the Lok Sabha cleared the Finance Bill as amended by the Rajya Sabha

Several Opposition parties have been demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Adani row. Moreover, the Congress has begun countrywide protests after party leader Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from Lok Sabha last week.

Here are the highlights on Budget Session:

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Mar 27, 2023 16:33 (IST)
Lok Sabha Adjourned For The Day
Parliament approved the Union Budget for 2023-24 with the Lok Sabha clearing the Finance Bill as amended by the Rajya Sabha.

Rama Devi, who was in the Chair, adjourned the House for the day after the passage of the Finance Bill.

The passage of the Finance Bill completes the budgetary exercise for 2023-24.

Mar 27, 2023 16:27 (IST)
Lok Sabha Approves Finance Bill As Amended By Rajya Sabha
Mar 27, 2023 15:43 (IST)
What Happened In Rajya Sabha Today
Rajya Sabha returned the Finance Bill as well as the Jammu and Kashmir Budget 2023-24 and appropriation bills to Lok Sabha without any discussion.

When Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar invited members for discussion, opposition MPs continued to disrupt the House demanding a discussion on the Adani row and a joint parliamentary committee probe into the matter. 

Later the bills were approved to be returned to Lok Sabha by voice vote without discussion and the house was adjourned for the day.
Mar 27, 2023 14:16 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Adjourned For The Day Amid Opposition Protests
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day amid sloganeering and strong protests by the opposition over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as a Member of the Parliament.
Mar 27, 2023 14:03 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Resumes Amid Sloganeering, Strong Protests By Opposition
The Rajya Sabha resumed at 2 pm amid sloganeering and strong protests by the Opposition parties. Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar is at the chair.
Mar 27, 2023 13:32 (IST)
"Government Is Scared Ahead Of Polls": AAP MP On Rahul Gandhi Disqualification

"Our leader Satyendra Jain has been kept in jail for no fault of his. Manish Sisodia too has been jailed. The way Rahul Gandhi was disqualified, it is clear that the Modi government is scared ahead of the 2024 polls," said AAP MP Sushil Gupta
Mar 27, 2023 12:40 (IST)
What Happened In Lok Sabha Today
Opposition members in Lok Sabha entered the Well of the House wearing black clothes and two Congress MPs threw papers at the Chair, leading to the adjournment of proceedings till 4 pm as ruckus persisted over Rahul Gandhi's disqualification and the Adani row. 

As soon as the House met for the day, Congress members wearing black scarves trooped into the Well shouting slogans. Two Congress members, T N Pratapan and Hibi Eden, threw papers towards the Chair along with their scarves.

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was seen wearing a black scarf while other members of her party wore black shirts. National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah was wearing a black kurta.

Amid the ruckus by Opposition members, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned proceedings of the House in less than a minute after it assembled for the Question Hour. 
Mar 27, 2023 11:57 (IST)
Massive Security Arrangement At Vijay Chowk Amid Opposition's Show Of Unity
Mar 27, 2023 11:56 (IST)
Anurag Thakur's "Black Magic" Jibe On Opposition's Black Dress Protest

"They are not even ready to accept the court order. The question is if Congress will keep abusing the backward communities. Will the Congress keep doing kala kaam (bad deeds) and go to the extent of using black magic?" - Anurag Thakur, Union Minister.
Mar 27, 2023 11:49 (IST)
Opposition Leaders March To Vijay Chowk, Massive Security In Place

The Opposition leaders, wearing black to register their protest, marched to Vijay Chowk today and addressed a joint press conference. The Delhi Police has closed the road in front of Vijay Chowk and two layers of barricading has been imposed. More than a hundred cops and paramilitary jawans have been deployed outside the parliament. Police vans have also been stationed.
Mar 27, 2023 11:47 (IST)
Both Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha Adjourned Amid Opposition Protests
Mar 27, 2023 11:44 (IST)
Glimpse From Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting
Mar 27, 2023 11:41 (IST)
Mallikarjun Kharge Thanks Opposition Parties For Show Of Support

"All parties are concerned and have defended Rahul Gandhi. I want to thank them," said Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge after 17 Opposition parties attended a strategy meeting in his chamber earlier in the day.
Mar 27, 2023 10:45 (IST)
At Congress Protest Over Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool's Surprise Entry
In a rare feat of Opposition unity, the Trinamool Congress, which said it will remain equidistant from the BJP and the Congress, today joined the big strategy meeting in the office of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge.
Mar 27, 2023 10:42 (IST)
17 Parties Attend Opposition Meet, Protest Planned At Gandhi Statue

Leaders of 17 Opposition parties attended a strategy meeting this morning at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge's chamber in the Parliament building. These included the Congress, DMK, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (United), CPM, CPI, RJD, NCP, IUML, MDMK, Kerala Congress, Trinamool Congress, RSP, AAP, National Conference and Shiv Sena's Thackeray camp. The leaders have decided to stage a demonstration at the Gandhi statue in the parliament complex after the proceedings are adjourned.