The Lok Sabha discussed the ‘White Paper on Indian economy’ which was on Thursday presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The document outlined the ‘crisis’ created during the UPA era and the efforts to correct it in the 10 years of the Modi government. This was followed by a reply from the Finance Minister to the discussion. Motions to disapprove of the tabling of the white paper by MPs N.K Premachandran and Sougata Ray were rejected via a voice vote.
Rajya Sabha passed the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024 on Friday. The House also took up three Jammu and Kashmir reservation Bills for discussion, and passed them via voice vote. These include the Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024; the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Castes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024; the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024. Union Minister Jitendra Singh later moved the Public Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2024, which was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier this week.
Rajya Sabha on Thursday bid farewell to 68 retiring MPs, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising former PM Manmohan Singh for his commitment to lead the House and the country. The Upper House returned the Finance Bill 2024 and the relevant appropriation bills to the Lok Sabha, thus completing the exercise of passing the interim Budget for 2024-25. The Lower House, meanwhile, gave its nod to three Bills. For updates on Day 7 of the Parliament budget session, click here.
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