The Lok Sabha today passed the Union Budget without any debate amid din that led to a walkout by members of the Trinamool and Congress.
Meanwhile, the AIADMK, TDP, SP and YSR Congress protested near the Speaker’s podium.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the Finance Bill 2018, as well as the Appropriation Bill amid the din. The two bills were then passed by voice vote.
For the past few days, the Lok Sabha has been witnessing protests over several issues, including special economic status to Andhra Pradesh, the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, and the setting up of the Cauvery Water Management Board.