Lok Sabha passes interim budget

K.R. Srivats New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on February 19, 2014

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday approved the interim Budget for 2014-15 through a voice vote.

The Finance Bill 2014, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday, was approved amidst din in the Lower House soon after the House assembled at 2 p.m.

BJP criticism

BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi derided the interim Budget as an “account for vote” and not a “vote-on-account”.

He also described the Centre’s fiscal deficit management as jugglery.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar interrupted Joshi and asked him to lay his speech on the table as a discussion was not possible due to the uproar.

The Finance Bill was later passed through voice vote.


Published on February 19, 2014
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