Facing flak from the BJP for the virtual washout of the recent budget session of Parliament, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit back, saying the Prime Minister who has the time to travel all over the country, could not spare 15 minutes for the Lok Sabha.
The budget, along with revised estimates for 2017-18, was presented before the Authority, the DDA's highest decision-making body, during a meeting held today at Raj Niwas under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
The Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to observe a day-long fast on Thursday to protest the washout of the Budget Session of Parliament was a "farce", adding that the PM should instead apologise to the youth, Dalits and other sections of the society, who were allegedly let down by his government.
The Himachal Pradesh government would construct 2,500-km of roads in 2018-19 and a provision of Rs 100-crore has been made for this purpose in the state Budget, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said.
The Delhi BJP rubbished the AAP government's budget presented in the Assembly today as a "jugglery of statistics" and claimed that the government has announced schemes without constitutional approval.
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) today decided on an aggressive but constructive strategy to "expose" the Akalis and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the floor of the Punjab Assembly during the ongoing Budget Session.
The Delhi Assembly's budget session began today amid protests by opposition MLAs over the presence of Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot in the House despite the latter's disqualification in connection with an office-of-profit case.
The state's Finance Minister E Rajender presented the last full budget of the government for 2018-19 today with a total outlay of Rs 1,74,453. 84 crore. Agriculture and irrigation got the lions share of allocations.
The Telangana government today proposed a Rs 1,74,453.84 crore budget for 2018-19 with major focus on agriculture as it unveiled a Rs 8,000 per acre investment support scheme and a Rs 5 lakh insurance cover for farmers.
The Lok Sabha today passed the crucial Finance Bill 2018 and a Rs 89.25 lakh crore spending plan for the next fiscal year without discussion amid ruckus, which led to the adjournment of both the Houses of Parliament for the eighth day.
The government wants Parliament's budget session to run to its full schedule and transact maximum business, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said today, seeking to end speculation that it may curtail the session.