The Rajya Sabha has taken up discussion on the Finance Bill, 2021 suspending the Zero Hour and Question Hour. Initiating the discussion, Dipendra Hooda of Congress alleged that Indian economy is in a bad shape due to wrong policy of NDA government. He said the policy adopted before COVID-19 has worsened the economic situation during the pandemic.
The Congress leader said, during COVID period the gap between the poor and the affluent has increased in the country. Mr. Hooda also attacked the government over rising prices of petrol and diesel and criticized the centre of turning a blind eye to the hardships faced by people due to price rise. The Congress leader questioned the centre over the issue of unemployment . Mr Hooda raised the issue of farmers’ protest and questioned the government’s claim of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
Participating in the discussion, Sushil Modi of BJP complimented the government’s decision to not impose any new tax on the people in the budget. Mr Modi also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. The discussion is underway. Yesterday, Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill,2021.